Re: Display or appear (Was: Can "either" be used ... )

Subject: Re: Display or appear (Was: Can "either" be used ... )
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 19:21:10 +0200

"Note that it is permissible to end a sentence with a
preposition, despite a durable superstition that it is
an error," as Johnson's _Handbook of Good English_ says.

I find it hard to imagine any case in which a real rule,
rather than a superstition, interferes with clear writing.

On the contrary, it is because readers and writers agree
on the rules that clarity is possible.

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Mark L. Levinson - nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il - Herzlia, Israel
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Poetry: http://www.mp3.com/MarkLLevinson
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