Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Writing Tips from Winston Churchill

by Charlie Clarke

Riffing on the writing advice you learned in elementary school, Deidre McCloskey offers this anecdote:

Miss Jones filled us with guilt about using a preposition to end a sentence with.  Winston Churchill, a politician of note who wrote English well, knew how to handle her and the editor who meddled with his preposition-ended sentence.  He wrote in the margin of his manuscript corrected by a student of Miss Jones, "This is the sort of impertinence up with which I will not put."

Found in Economical Writing.

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