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Remember those grammar rules you learned back in grade school? It's time to forget them.
Wherever lawyers stand on legalese, they should, at least, stand on reason.
In law firm life, I have no personal grammar and style philosophy. One space or two after a period? Who cares.
Flat adverbs are great because one can't master them by memorizing a rule. This drives lawyers crazy, which is great.
Really really critical, if you ask us. But Ex-Bitter doesn't think so. He even throws in a few sympathetic errors of his own.
Why details matter in briefs and how lawyers can avoid making easy mistakes.
The Elements of Style, Strunk & White's definitive writing manual, still has a lot to offer---though not according to Geoffrey K. Pullum.