[Humanist] 28.155 on miseducation --> on English usage
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 155.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:27:28 +0200
From: "Richard R Frank" <richard.frank at utoronto.ca>
Subject: RE: 28.151 on miseducation
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A comment further to Desmond Schmidt's note about grammar.
The poor semi-colon is used more in coding these days (and to end a statement usually, quite unlike its English grammatical counterpart) and its usage in a sentence seems to have been largely forgotten.
The "That/that/that" structure intended obviously for rhetorical flourish ends up losing some power IMHO due to the poor/erroneous punctuation. It is also somewhat out of place in a Chronicle of Higher Education.
My kingdom for an editor, someone sadly cried.
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