Does grammar matter?

February 5, 2009 at 10:10 am | Posted in Legal Research 101 | Leave a comment
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From the Law Librarian Blog:  “Does it matter that the editors of thirty-three law journals, including those at Yale and Michigan, think that there is a “passive tense”? Does it matter that the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits think that there is a “passive mood”? Does it matter that the editors of fourteen law reviews think that there is a “subjunctive tense”? Does it matter that the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit thinks that there is a “subjunctive voice”?  Read Robert C. Farrell’s Why Grammar Matters: Conjugating Verbs in Modern Legal Opinions

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