Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:36 am

Today’s grammar lesson

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… spelling version:

I before E

(h/t: Mom, who knows a little about grammar and spelling herself)

Monday, March 8, 2010 8:17 pm

The Elements of Style: “Stupid grammar advice”

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Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, which just turned 50, espouses some principles that are far more flexible than the book makes them appear, Geoffrey Pullum writes, and some that are just flat wrong.

I re-read the book every few years, and every time I do, something sticks with me that didn’t before, but I long ago realized that in writing, knowing the rules, while essential, is just a first step for advanced writers toward knowing when the rules can, and even should, be broken.

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