[Gllug] Schoolboy Grammar
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker
ilmari at ilmari.org
Thu Mar 29 15:09:51 UTC 2012
John G Walker <johngeoffreywalker at yahoo.co.uk> writes:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:49:48 +0100 Stuart Sears <stuart at sjsears.com>
>> On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:21:52 +0100, John G Walker wrote:
>> > On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:57:53 +0100 Stuart Sears <stuart at sjsears.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> A classic example was the 'split infinitive' silliness, which
>> >> thankfully appears to have gone away now.
>> > You mean "to have finally gone away"!
>> Well, perhaps. Reading it back, that particular sentence does sound a
>> little off. Would you care to dig out the rule that proscribes
>> ending a sentence with 'now' ?
>> How about "which now thankfully appears to have gone away."
> You've missed my point. I split an infinitive.
Doesn't look very split to me. Did you mean "to finally have gone
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