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ERIC Number: EJ646925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
A New Look at Infinitives in Business and Technical Writing.
Myers, Marshall
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v32 n1 p59-65 2002
Argues the infinitive phrase has not been taken seriously in writing because writers have been too concerned with Bishop Robert Lowth's proscription against the split infinitive. Notes that examination of three types of technical prose (instructions, annual reports, and "junk mail") reveals that more than one sentence in four contains an infinitive phrase. Discusses implications for writing and teaching. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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