Grammar Rules You Can Bend

Some grammar rules can be amended for reasons of style or common sense. The trick is to do this sparingly – and only if the effect has the desired purpose. (i) Ending a sentence with a preposition. It is better to be natural than to artificially structure a sentence to comply with a grammar rule. Example: This survey will show where most of our product orders are coming from. (not “from where most of our product orders are coming.”) Example: This is a technology we are familiar with. (ii) Beginning a sentence with And. This can, if used occasionally, call attention to your … [Read more...]