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

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was 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 and a Microsoft 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

  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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