Re: How Long Before Common Usage Becomes the Rule?

Subject: Re: How Long Before Common Usage Becomes the Rule?
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 15:57:52 -0400

'After receiving a Minute issued by a priggish civil servant, objecting to the ending of a sentence with a preposition and the use of a dangling participle in official documents, Churchill red pencilled in the margin: "This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put."'
--results of Google search

> Or, as Churchill said, "Never end a sentence with a preposition,
> unless you want to."

I doubt it. Churchill would have known that "to" is not a
preposition in that sentence.


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