Grammar Myths: True or False?
A recent article in The Reader's Digest proposed 51 controversial ideas about how to rethink grammar with advice that flies in the face of what many of us have been taught. Consider: Avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction.
Among the conclusions presented by author Juliana LaBianca (who unfortunately misspells Chicago Manual of Style):
- Misleading grammar myths can hold us back when we are writing or speaking.
- According to Oxford Dictionaries, it is perfectly acceptable to end a sentence in a conjunction such as 'over,' despite common practice.
- Despite popular opinion, double negatives can be effective when used to communicate uncertainty.
What do you think?