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The Duel: Is there such a thing as correct English?

Does it matter if we split infinitives or fuse participles? Campaigners for "correct" English think that it does

By Simon Heffer & Oliver Kamm  

Our panellists appear alternately furious and relaxed about a poorly punctuated sign. © Jenny Goodall/ Associated Newspapers/ Rex, Mags_cat

Is there such a thing as correct English?


Simon Heffer: There is such a thing as correct English. It is the standard form of communication used when one English speaker or writer wishes to ensure that he or she is not misunderstood by another.…

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