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I would refine part of what Simon says. Poor grammar may be acceptable if
meaning is not too terribly obscured. I make this distinction because all to
often, in my experience, I find people who don't realize that genuinely poor
grammar means obscure meaning. All to often, grammar is thought of as
something discrete from the message.
Compaq, Telecom Network Solutions
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon North
> Sent: Monday, November 02, 1998 6:17 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: metadiscourse
> Even poor grammar is excusable . . . .