Quotable: “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”

You’re welcome, future me. Geoffrey K. Pullum bashes The Elements of Style in his article, “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice” ===== What concerns me is that the bias against the passive is being retailed by a pair of authors so grammatically clueless that they don’t know what is a passive construction and what isn’t. Of the …

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com·prise–verb (used with object),-prised, -pris·ing.1. to include or contain: The Soviet Union comprised several socialist republics.2. to consist of; be composed of: The advisory board comprises six members.3. to form or constitute: Seminars and lectures comprised the day’s activities. com·pose–verb (used with object), -pos·ing.…2. to be or constitute a part or element of: a rich …

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