Dismiss Those Sixth-Grade Hobgoblins
Legal writers may have internalized false rules about writing. For example, they may believe the myths that a sentence cannot begin with a conjunction, that it is incorrect to split a compound verb or an infinitive, that a word should not be repeated in the same sentence or paragraph, and that one-sentence paragraphs are always incorrect. Writers should dismiss these hobgoblins when they are obstacles to writing clear, idiomatic English.
Judith D. Fischer. "Dismiss Those Sixth-Grade Hobgoblins" Kentucky Bench & Bar (2007): 69.
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