7 bogus grammar 'errors' you don't need to worry about

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7 bogus grammar 'errors' you don't need to worry about

Post by Deej on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:46 pm

7 bogus grammar 'errors' you don't need to worry about

Thanks to Karin Kallmaker for posting about this elsewhere.

You actually can start a sentence with a conjunction — and end it with a preposition

When it comes to the English language, I'm not an anything-goes kind of guy. If I were, I wouldn't have written a book called How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Errors and the Best Ways to Avoid Them. It's just that I hate to see people waste their time hunting down so-called mistakes that really aren't mistakes at all. So consider this a public-service announcement in the wake of Monday's National Grammar Day. Here are seven rules you really (really!) don't have to worry about following.

For the full article, go here, it's interesting. http://news.yahoo.com/7-bogus-grammar-errors-dont-worry-060000215.html

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Post by PaulaO on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:26 pm

I always found the ending a sentence with a preposition difficult to deal with.
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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:21 pm

Funny :lol:
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Re: 7 bogus grammar 'errors' you don't need to worry about

Post by BassGuitarGirl on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:40 pm

PASSIVE VOICE:
Sometimes the passive voice is better to get a point across. For example,

Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Olympic games by the International Olympic Committee.

as opposed to

The International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympic games.

In the passive sentence Rio de Janeiro is the more important subject. Of course too many passive sentences are a drag.
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