Grammar faux

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Mon Sep 1 16:58:57 EDT 2003

>Could you argue that about any verb+adverb combination, though?

No, that was my point.

>I was only pulling your leg - I teach English too, and split infinitives are
>the least of my worries. I think "everyone/they" is pretty much a lost cause
>too, and teh apostrophe is more honoured in the breach than in teh
>observance. (Teach one lesson on the apostrophe and expect six months of
>apostrophic measles in every second exercise book!)

Exercise book? Your students write with actual pens on paper? Wow.

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