It’s probably just me…

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Grammar and punctuation. It is important.

One phenoomen of early twenty-first century English is driving me mad. As a child it was beaten in to me that no literacy crime was worse than the split infinitive.

Today it is endemic. It is in government literature, all over The Guardian and horror of horrors even on the BBC. How did this happen? Is it accepted? Is this a populist plot?

I suppose languages must evolve, but it is to my eyes and ears a most ugly turn of phrase. Star Trek’s “to boldly go” was an amusing oddity; it’s no longer funny.

Please pay attention to your infinitives, please make it stop.

About matthewhayesbrognon

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