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10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

Harvard’s Steven Pinker sets the record straight.

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This is a great article that goes over some basic grammatical misnomers that are often made. Many of these are not only covered in Steven Pinker’s writings, but Marcia Riefer Johnston also writes about these and other similar topics in her book, "Word Up!" 


The author of this article also references H.W. Fowler, who was the author of "The Dictionary of Modern Usage", which was the first book of its kind that I used. I found it helpful on many occasions. 


I’ll have to check out more of Steven Pinker’s works in the near future. 


Do you agree with the rules mentioned in this article? Comment below. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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