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Old 07 October 2014, 01:21 AM
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Read This! Science Says You Can Split Infinitives and Use the Passive Voice

In his new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, Steven Pinker basically outdoes Strunk and White. The celebrated Harvard cognitive scientist and psycholinguist explains how to write in clear, "classic" prose that shares valuable information with clarity but never condescension. And he tells us why so many of the tut-tutting grammar "rules" that we all think we're supposed to follow don't split infinitives, don't use the passive voice, don't end a sentence with a preposition are just nonsense.
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