10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren’t Actually Wrong): Today in Critical Linking

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These non-rules are backed up by various grammarians and linguists. You can also feel free to correct my grammar. I figure that if I write a post about grammar, karma dictates that it will contain no fewer than a dozen typographical and grammatical errors.

Try as I might, I cannot let go of the last item in this 10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren’t Actually Wrong)


I think of the enormous debts I owe to everyone who fought for civil rights, for radical power, for economic equity, and how all these issues are inseparable from justice in the literary world. No minority writer, no writer of color, can claim that he or she accomplished anything purely on their own merit. We all owe so much to the collective struggles and activists that preceded us, that laid the foundations for our individual achievement, to everyone lucky enough to be remembered and so many who have been forgotten.

Viet Nguyen’s words on his Pulitzer win are truly moving.


Last week, Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies were shut down in China, just six months after they were started there. Initially, Apple apparently had the government’s approval to introduce the services. But then a regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, asserted its authority and demanded the closings, according to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Apparently, China is booting Apple out over a single movie being available on iTunes that is banned in China.

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