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But she or he probably taught you rules of English that are no more. Were you taught any of the "rules" below? If you were, read this chapter. You may not start a sentence with because. You may not start a sentence with and or but.

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But she or he probably taught you rules of English that are no more. Were you taught any of the "rules" below? If you were, read this chapter. You may not start a sentence with because. You may not start a sentence with and or but. Sometimes periods and commas go inside the quotation marks and sometimes they go outside; it depends on the sentence. You may not end a sentence with a preposition.

You may not split an infinitive. Here is the most up-to-date information on these issues. You certainly may.

This much-believed "rule" has never been found in any book of grammar! Both of these sentences are absolutely, positively correct. The answer is this: Teachers in primary grades wanted to instill in their students the habit of writing and speaking in full sentences, not sentence fragments. Good writers do it all the time. The same thing that happened to because happened to and, but, and so. Your teachers were afraid you would write sentences like these: I look forward to seeing you next week.

And completing the contract by the first of July. However, to write And I hope we can complete the contract by the first of July would be perfectly fine. This starts with and, yet it contains a complete sentence: I hope we can complete the contract by the first of July. Of course, many other correct sentences could have been written to communicate the same thought.

Here are some: 1. I look forward to seeing you next week and completing the contract by the first of July. I look forward to seeing you next week; I hope we can complete the contract by the first of July. I look forward to seeing you next week, and I hope we can complete the contract by the first of July. I look forward to seeing you next week. I hope we can complete the contract by the first of July. No -- well, at least not in America.

In the United States, periods and commas always go inside quotation marks. Therefore, all of the following are correct: 1. The vice president said, "We will have to review our objectives for the project. Although the letter addressed to my supervisor was stamped "Personal and Confidential," I took it to my office and read it. Here the quoted material is just three words. The comma is required to indicate a pause. Do I hear an objection? Did you say our rule makes no sense? Well, I agree with you, but that is not the rule.

And what about the third example? Only one word is quoted. Does the period still go inside? The answer is yes. This is the American system. The rest of the English-speaking world uses the more logical system, as do publications of international bodies such as the United Nations. The only Americans who do not follow the American style in this matter are lawyers. For more information on this issue, see Rule 10, page Much has been written on this topic -- in fact, too much has been written about it.

The story is told that Winston Churchill was once criticized for using a sentence that ended with a preposition. He was angry; he responded: "That is the kind of English up with which I will not put. Not ending a sentence with a preposition is a guideline, not a rule.

Yes, generally speaking, you should not end sentences with prepositions because they are dull, weak words words like of, with, to, at, in. You should end sentences with powerful words. Notice the difference: This is the report I want to talk with you about. I want to talk with you about this report.

The second sentence is clearer and more forceful. An infinitive is the word to plus a verb, for example, to review, to explain, to understand. In the following sentence, the infinitive, to review, is split by the word carefully. Frowned upon: Her responsibility was to carefully review the data. Favored: Her responsibility was to review the data carefully. Do not split an infinitive unless not doing so leads to a confusing or awkward sentence.

Clearest and best: I would like you to personally supervise the clerk. Awkward: I would like you personally to supervise the clerk.

Okay: I would like you to supervise the clerk personally.

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Well, I agree with you, but that is not the rule. Frederick ReynoldsProfessor Of English, City College of the City University of New York Action Grammar is a clear and easy-to-understand handbook designed to help work-world writers and students solve the sticky little problems that often frustrate them when they sit down to grzmmar letters, memos, reports, and proposals Both of these sentences are absolutely, positively correct. Not ending a sentence with a preposition is a guideline, not a rule. The answer is yes.

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