“How does this sound? I read aloud my newest blog entry to my husband. “I know the syntax isn’t exactly correct.”
“That’s so,” he said. “Sounds a little off.”
“Hey, I’m using poetic license,” I said in my defense.
“Ah, if that’s the case, I think they should take away your license.”
As I edit my latest work in progress, ( patting myself on the back at reaching close to 50,000 words) it looms large about how much poetic license I can take and yet adhere to the rules I learned so long ago. (The decade being the ’50s when learning to diagram sentences was a requirement) I made an A in grammar, by the way, but does being a stickler about all that make for interesting writing? I am leaning toward the view that although correct use of syntax is important, it is not necessary to adhere in all…
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