Klarinet Archive - Posting 000221.txt from 1998/04
From: exner@-----. Exner)
Subj: Re: Loosing and losing
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 22:59:34 -0400
On Mon, 06 Apr 1998 08:42:02 -0500 Jack Kissinger <kissingerjn@-----.EDU>
>Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu wrote:
>> Written communication is always difficult and stressful because
>> the slightest error and it does not turn out as you wanted to do.
>> But if one is writing about their specialty or their central
>> interest in life or the core of their income-producing capability,
>> and one wishes to convince others of the rectitude of the approach,
>> good prose goes a long way to doing it.
>Sorry Dan, I know its generally considered bad netiquete to correct
>grammer and punctuation, but, you last sentence should really read i
>part "...to THOROUGHLY convince others ..."
No, actually, you would now be splitting an infinitive. But who cares?
I'm a clarinetist turned English teacher, and I've learned that everyone
has his or her own interests and talents (notice the pronoun/antecedent
agreement here), and it's best not to criticize. However, if you write
an article for a journal, I'll be glad to proof and edit for you.