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Jerry Seinfeld
Prepare yourself for National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day, March 4, is almost upon us, and as you make your preparations, I have a few resolves to offer you. Item: If you have not shed the Principal Superstitions (stranded prepositions, split infinitives, split verbs, coordinate conjunctions introducing sentences, none as singular only, the bogus over/more than and since/because distinctions), drop them over the side now, and have no truck with anyone who still adheres to them. Item: Ease up on singular they. It has been around since Chaucer was in grammar school, and it’s not going away. We need an epicene third-person, singular pronoun, and they is it, by historical precedent, by example from reputable writers, by...