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#UseProperEnglishPlease
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Libby1
City & the City | China Miville
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The concept of this book is amazing but overly, needlessly complex.

I can forgive the author for its unnecessary complexity and lack of clarity.

I can‘t, however, forgive such poor sentence structure.

#UseProperEnglishPlease
#NoEndingSentencesWithAPreposition
#GrammarGeeksUnite

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m not just saying this because I‘m a Miéville megafan, but I tend to cut an author slack when the grammatical error comes in quotes. People talk incorrectly all the time. I‘m 100% with you that it is inexcusable in omniscient narration though. 2y
rabbitprincess The "rule" against ending a sentence with a preposition is a myth. You can safely "break" it in all but the most formal writing. https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/ending-a-sentence-with-a-pre... (edited) 2y
rwmg ☝️This 👏👏🙌 2y
Libby1 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk , @rabbitprincess , @rwmg - I was being a bit silly and flippant there. ? I really liked the book but found some of the phrasing to be jittery and off-putting. I would certainly read more Miéville, but found it difficult to get used to the style. 2y
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