That With Which I Will Put Up




Yes, when I worked for Sage Publications they were totally in the first camp and didn't seem to understand that there were other camps. I am of course willing to follow any rule that is adopted, but it's frustrating when confronted with people who think that they have the only possible valid opinion.

Posted on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 3:52pm



It appears that you left out a word in the first sentence of this article.

that and which should be used different circumstances

Posted on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:33pm

Adrienne Montgomerie's picture

The "in" fled the sentence due to the controversial nature

Adrienne Montgomerie

And thanks for helping. I'm sneaking it back "in" now.

Posted on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:36am

Jonathon's picture

Pullum, not Pilgrim


Actually, the Language Log post was written by Geoffrey Pullum, not Mark Pilgrim. Pullum was just quoting and responding to some correspondence (or maybe a post—I'm not sure) from Pilgrim.

Posted on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:23pm

Adrienne Montgomerie's picture

thanks, Jonathon

Adrienne Montgomerie

Hmm, I see what you're saying. The lack of quotation marks in the Language Log post does help obscure when the "I" is part of a quote from Pilgrim and when it is Pullum responding. Clearly the POV has changed a couple of times in the piece. Quickly, I have no idea which of them is speaking. My sympathies to both.

Posted on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:03pm