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Jane Austen and other authors violate what is taught in English classes

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Singular "their" etc., was an accepted part of the English language before the 18th-century grammarians started making arbitrary judgements as to what is "good English" and "bad English", based on a kind of pseudo-"logic" deduced from the Latin language, that has nothing whatever to do with English.

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Added: Jan 26 2004
Category: Literature

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