Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage

Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage

Oliver Kamm


Are criteria of English okay - or may still that be o.k.? To knowingly cut up an infinitive or to not? And what approximately finishing a sentence with preposition, or for that subject starting one with 'and'? We study language through intuition, yet solid English, the pedants let us know, calls for ideas. but, as Oliver Kamm demonstrates, a few of the purists' prohibitions are bogus and will be cheerfully omitted. ACCIDENCE WILL occur is an authoritative and deeply reassuring advisor to grammar, type and the linguistic conundrums all of us face.

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