[Ads-l] Stylistic AKA "grammatical" rules of English

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Dec 31 21:05:26 UTC 2015


Similar?  I heard a local Boston TV news announcer talk about the "new changes" for this year's First Night celebration.

Joel
 

      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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 Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:09 PM
 Subject: [ADS-L] Stylistic AKA "grammatical" rules of English
   
Do these "rules" exist outside of classrooms and books?

"I _first began_ by referring to Justice Scalia’s musings..."

http://goo.gl/nvzrmB


Back in the day, we spent the first eight years of our scholastic life with
teachers using everything at their command short of physical punishment to
force us pupils absolutely *never* to use "first begin" in any way, shape,
or form in any form of "expression," be it in speech or writing, whether in
the classroom or in the schoolyard.

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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