Re: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...

Subject: Re: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...
From: "Mark Baker" <mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 11:50:31 -0500

Bonnie Granat wrote

>A case in point is the trend to write, "Click Apply, then OK." It seems to
>me as if some think this is grammatically correct.


Bad grammar is what bad grammarians practice.

Bad English grammar is any view of the structure of the English language
which cannot explain constructions that actual English speakers use to
communicate effectively.

Since the phrase "Click Apply, then OK" would seem to communicate
effectively, bad grammar would be any grammatical system that cannot account
for it.

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