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Ask... [Jun. 4th, 2003|12:14 pm]


The purpose of this community is not to make fun of grammar or punctuation errors. Instead, it is to help others use standard grammar and punctuation in their writing.

Ask me questions about grammar, punctuation, spelling, or style. If I don't know the answer, I can probably find it.

I've not managed a community before, so I'll see how it goes!

From: rainbow_jr
2003-07-14 07:26 pm (UTC)
Spoken like a true teacher. :)

I have one for you ... even in today's day and age, is it still considered "wrong" to start sentences with prepositions or other linking words?
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[User Picture]From: south_wind
2003-07-14 07:35 pm (UTC)


It's considered informal to *end* sentences with prepositions.
It's fine to begin with prepositions. For ex., "In the car I found a box of bonbons."
It's considered substandard, or slang, maybe, to begin with a conjunction. Don't do it in formal writing. For ex., "But I said so!"
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