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COMMENTARY
7:30 am
Wed September 4, 2013

You're Never Too Old To Study English Grammar

You're Never Too Old To Study English Grammar
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In 1945, the author of my 10th grade English grammar book wrote, “A democracy needs citizens with skill in listening, reading, thinking, and the precise, forceful expression of their ideas.”

Nearly 70 years later, I’m told that grammar really isn’t important any more. They say that as long as you can understand what someone says, it’s not important if he or she can’t recognize a subject from an object of a preposition.

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Commentary
7:30 am
Wed December 28, 2011

One Common Language

Should English be the official language of the United States?
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A booklet came recently entitled Comcast XFinity Customer Privacy Notice. It is forty-eight pages. That’s a lot of overkill about privacy, I thought. So I opened it. Twenty-two pages about privacy in English. Then twenty-six more pages of the same message in Spanish.

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