Splitting Infinitives, Ending with Prepositions, and Beginning with But
Wayne Schiess, Splitting Infinitives, Ending with Prepositions, and Beginning with But, Mich. B.J. 46 (June 2015)
6 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015
Date Written: June 2015
This article tackles three persistent writing myths that can can hamper direct, readable prose. With examples and advice, the article suggests that there are many situations in legal writing when it is okay to split an infinitive, end a sentence with a preposition, and begin a sentence with the conjunction "but."
Keywords: split, infinitive, verb phrase, but, preposition, end, sentence, myth, Latin, writing, tone, formality, audience
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