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I'm in the midst of frantically cranking out perfectly punctuated
training materials, so I don't have a lot of time to respond in depth.
But I did want to say that now that Dick's explained the process he's
going through a little more, I find it to be entirely reasonable. And I
like Mary's test too, including requiring the philosophical position on
grammar. I do believe that anyone who professes to be a writer needs to
have a thorough grounding in the fundamentals. Else how can you
manipulate the language to do your will? It'd be like a composer who
didn't know music theory.
I hope this doesn't seem to contradict my earlier post--truly it
doesn't! I was looking for the reasonableness. Of course, Dick did say
he was ranting, so maybe I shouldn't've been! :)
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