Monday, November 30, 2009

Teach Your Children Well

The Volokh Conspiracy has some interesting posts on grammar lately. One on whether commas and periods should go inside quotation marks (as American grammar dictates) or outside (as British grammar dictates); I prefer the British rule. Another on periphrastic and inflectional comparatives; i.e. "more common" vs. "commoner". And a third on the abuse of the word "obviously" and, by extension, "clearly". I fear I am guilty of this myself. As always, the comments over there are worth reading too.

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