That With Which I Will Put Up

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That/Which

Anonymous

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

Omission

Anonymous

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

Jonathon

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

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