Thursday, February 16, 2006
Knocking down grammatical towers
I've become a fairly regular reader of John McIntyre's blog, You Don't Say. He's the assistant managing editor for the copy desk at the Baltimore Sun and his musings on grammar and usage are pithy and interesting. So this post caught my attention: Not a dime's worth of difference. Using more than instead of over, and such as instead of like, was pretty firmly ingrained. But he makes a good point about getting over these editorial tics in the interest of better editing.