Mind Your Prepositions

Austin Lawyer, No. 13, October 2007

Posted: 3 Jan 2009

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law

Abstract

We should write sentences that convey our meaning and keep the reader engaged. We should write sentences that flow. That can be hard in legal writing, but we can learn. This article discusses two preposition problems that can spoil engaging, flowing sentences. When you use excessive prepositions and compound prepositions, you chop your sentences up and bog your reader down.

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne, Mind Your Prepositions. Austin Lawyer, No. 13, October 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1322086

Wayne Schiess (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.utexas.edu/law

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