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From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. Winston Churchill

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Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. Joan Didion

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Grammar, which can govern even Kings. Molière

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My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements. Ernest Hemingway

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The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. Edgar Allan Poe

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Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim. E. B. White

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Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.

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When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs. I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb's bleat. Henry David Thoreau

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I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it. Carl Sandburg

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Damn the subjunctive. It brings all our writers to shame. Mark Twain

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Grammar is the grave of letters. Elbert Hubbard

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You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country. Robert Frost

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Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. 'After dinner, the men moved into the living room'. I explained to the professor that this was Ross's way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth. James Thurber