[DWJ] A grammar realization - Where are we from?

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Apr 12 14:47:04 EDT 2007


On Apr 12, 2007, at 2:24 AM, Belben, Philip ((Energy Wholesale)) wrote:

> Good point.  "From whence" is a pointless pleonasm, the way it's used  
> in
> the creed.  On the other hand, it could have it's uses where there  
> would
> otherwise be two froms, as in "I come from where you come from", which
> might be better put as "I come from whence you come".  "To whence" is a
> phrase that is (in my experience) not used, but it would make more  
> sense
> than the more usual "return whence you came" or the inaccurate (and
> again pleonastic) "return from whence you came".

Pointless pedantry requires me to point out that the second "it's" in  
that
paragraph should be "its".

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