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Subject:Re: That which doesn't kill you . . . From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Sat, 24 Dec 1994 08:55:31 -0700
This is so true! If we can't offer the best work possible, including
grammatical extertise, what need will others have for our services? They
could do as well without us.
> Knowledge of these grammatical rules...is part of your expertise. It's
> part of what you are selling.
> When you question the legitimacy of proper English, you are undermining
> your own career. Furthermore, if you write "like the users would," you
> become a follower, not a leader. Learn them and use them. Teach them when
> Sue McCullough
> som24502 -at- glaxo -dot- com
RoMay Sitze rositze -at- nmsu -dot- edu
...all our finest art pales before the beauty of a single
shining star. --anonymous--