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"In ancient days (when I was in school) English/grammar teachers taught
us a technique called sentence diagramming. It was billed as a way to
make it easier to parse out sentences, to discover what the parts were
and what their relationships were."
Did that too...way back in the early 60s.
"...the point is that if you apply diagramming to an imperative
(command) sentence, you quickly discover that the word "you" has a place
and a critical function in there, whether you voice it or not."
Never said it didn't have a function. I said that I didn't use it unless I
absolutely had to....now, in my non-technical writing....
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