Why aren't colons optional?

Jason Orendorff jason at jorendorff.com
Tue Jan 22 18:29:25 CET 2002


Courageous wrote:
> >Ah, Strunk&White "the Elements of Style" agree;
> 
> While I have no comments whatsover on the correctness
> of the grammatical form, I will point out that sometimes
> stodgy old grammaticians who think they know how the
> language _ought_ to be used are sometimes out of touch
> with how their own language is _actually_ used.

Er, have you read "The Elements of Style"?

I recommend it.  It's the best programming book anywhere,
and I think it helped my English writing too.

## Jason Orendorff    http://www.jorendorff.com/




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