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I’m reading Benjamin Dreyer’s “Dreyer’s English,” an informative and entertaining handbook on how to write clearer English. It’s pithy, witty and a near perfect example of the kind of writing it advocates.

My favourite passage so far, is the writer’s defence of the split infinitive, and the oft cited ‘To boldly go’ in the prologue to Star Trek.

Dreyer’s defence of the old saw asks us to compare alternatives which manage to avoid the split infinitive but are nowhere near as rhetorically effective as Captain Kirk’s so called grammatical error. #bookofthemonth #March #books
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