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a spuriously reasoned defense of bad usage
on 17 March 1999
Whatever advice you find here that is different from advice you might find in a conventional grammar book is mostly advice you should not follow. Get hold of a conventional grammar book, say, "The Elements of Grammar". Get hold of a good dictionary, an American Heritage first edition (if you can find it). Get hold of Strunk and White's "The Element of Style". Get hold of the second edition of Henry Fowler's "Modern English Usage" (edited by Ernest Gowers). You're set.