Education: English Is Where You Say It

In San Francisco, 3,000 U.S. English teachers got together to discuss ways & means to keep their language alive. After hearing what New York University's Thomas Clark Pollock had to say on the subject, they elected him president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Dean Pollock thought that it was no crime to sometimes split an infinitive, and that a preposition was often a good word to end a sentence with. But, he added, they should "avoid pushing every new or seeming truth we meet to the edge of folly. It is folly to conclude . . . that there...

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