What to do with old obsolete grammar rules?

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Do we throw them out?

Or do we realize some rules are made to be broken?

 Hooray! At last, a common sense post about what to do about hard and fast rules that make no sense in this day and time.

6 Old Grammar Rules That Are Finally Going Out of Style by KELLY GURNETT

Here is my take on her 6 rules:
  1. Ending sentences with a preposition.
    • Guilty, but I didn’t know this rule was attributed to Winston Churchill
  2. Starting sentences with a conjunction.
    • Oh yes, guilty. This gem was apparently courtesy of teachers in the 19th century.
  3. Sentence fragments.
    • Now honestly, I write…

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2 thoughts on “What to do with old obsolete grammar rules?

  1. I must admit to struggling at times regarding whether to use “which” as opposed to “that”. Grammar rules are important, (we all know the stories concerning those who submit job applications using text speech or street slang). However when strictures cause writing to become stilted, at that point the writer needs to say “whoa!”

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