Re: Reseraching Grammar Points (was Backward(s), toward(s), forward(s))

Subject: Re: Reseraching Grammar Points (was Backward(s), toward(s), forward(s))
From: "Nickell Traduction" <nickelltrad -at- autoroute -dot- net>
To: "Christopher" <addforlist -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 21:23:47 -0500

Give me a chance to find it among my piles of paper (it is in notebook,
handwritten), and I can put it together at some point and distribute it to
anyone interested. It may take me a couple of weeks, though. I've got a
few things on my plate I have to take care of first.

Traci
-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher <addforlist -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Nickell Traduction <nickelltrad -at- autoroute -dot- net>; TECHWR-L
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2000 8:34 AM
Subject: Reseraching Grammar Points (was Backward(s), toward(s), forward(s))


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|Traci wrote:
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|> It's quite possible it's just a dialect thing. Fowler's does accept
both.
|> I just go by what is considered acceptable by the majority of books.
|About
|> eight years ago, I picked certain grammar points and went through about
|> recognized 30 style and grammar books from Canada, the USA and Britain.
I
|> chose what the majority use and stick to that, so when I get a client
|coming
|> back, disagreeing about something I put, even though both are correct, I
|can
|> send pages from five or more style books instead of just one.
|
|I'm intrigued by this, especially being a Brit writing in (what I hope is)
|American English. I would love to find the time to do something similar (I
|can get so pedantic when I want to!)...
|
|How many points did you research on? What were there? Which style/grammar
|books did you use?
|
|Do you have this information (answers to my questions and/or your personal
|grammar/style guide) in any distributable form that you would be willing to
|share with us?
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