One From The Vault: Ranting About Editors

This week’s One From The Vault is a rant on arbitrary and incorrect “rules” of English insisted upon by some teachers, editors and pedants:

There is no excuse for thinking that you can’t start a sentence with “There is.”  And I should add that I think it is fine to start a sentence with “and.” But not just and, even but.

Here’s the link

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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2 Responses to One From The Vault: Ranting About Editors

  1. mrblue says:

    I think that silver-light is the best framework provided by Microsoft for the multimedia purpose. Here it is explained very well http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1356640.htm

  2. David V. Corbin says:

    Of course the phrase “He Dispersed” (from the paper by Pullum that your referenced), can
    in fact make sense – at lease if he was hit by a disintegrator beam

    Other than that, this is a good “classic”.

    FWIW: I was one of the Tech Editors for some editions of “Teach yourself C++ in 21 days”. Fortunately, I merely had to make sure the code was ISO compliant and not deal with the written words…..

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