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    Quote Originally Posted by sersevay
    some examples about prescriptive grammar usage
    Never split infinitives e.g. *to boldly go

    Never use double negatives e.g. *I can't get no satisfaction.

    Never end a sentence with a preposition e.g., *This is the topic I will be writing my paper on.

    Never use "me" after "than" e.g., *She is taller than me.

    Contrasting prescriptive and descriptive rules: Click Here.

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