10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper
David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that ‘correct’ isn’t always best
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“In the 17th century, John Dryden, deciding that ending a sentence with a preposition was "not elegant” because you couldn’t do it in Latin, set about ruining some of his best prose by rewriting it so that “the end he aimed at” became “the end at which he aimed”, and so on.“
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME, THAT’S WHERE THAT ASININE RULE COMES FROM, SOME 17TH CENTURY TWIT TRYING TO MODEL THIS MONGREL OF A LANGUAGE’S SENTENCE STRUCTURE AFTER FUCKING LATIN?