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

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law

Date Written: June 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne, Splitting Infinitives, Ending with Prepositions, and Beginning with But (June 2015). Wayne Schiess, Splitting Infinitives, Ending with Prepositions, and Beginning with But, Mich. B.J. 46 (June 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2646192

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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