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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 31 21:10:59 UTC 2015


I don't know ... Now that I have passed the half-century mark, I note many
situations where talk of "changes" makes me ask "you mean the old changes,
or the new changes"...

DanG

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

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> Similar?=C2=A0 I heard a local Boston TV news announcer talk about the
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>  changes" for this year's First Night celebration.
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> Joel
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>       From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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> Do these "rules" exist outside of classrooms and books?
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> "I _first began_ by referring to Justice Scalia=E2=80=99s musings..."
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> http://goo.gl/nvzrmB
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> 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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