And, it seems I break most of them most of the time.
There are two that plagues me like little devils. They pop up in my writing like annoying toddlers and no matter how many times I rearrange them into the proper order, if I turn my back they’ll break out of line.
But, as my critique partner and anyone else who knows me will tell you, I write like I talk. And proper is not it. Oops, broke two in one tiny paragraph. I need to get the broom and sweep up a conjunction and stranded preposition.
Conjunctions plague me as do prepositions.
Too bad I talk as I write. I think it’s more important to connect with the reader than to write every sentence grammatically correct. Now this is just my personal opinion. As I’ve mentioned many times, I’m no expert.
Reading something that sounds stilted and phony pulls me out of the story.
You wouldn’t ask your spouse, “Honey, what were you talking about on the phone?” No you’d be probably say something more along the lines of, “Honey, what was that about?” Nor would I.
If the word fits the scene then is it okay to break a grammar rule?
What do y’all think?
Do you think it’s okay to begin a sentence with a conjunction, or to end a sentence with a preposition?
As you can read in the following article written by Catherine Soanes. Many famous authors have stranded or dangled a preposition to no ill effect.
Click and read the entire article and see if there are times when it’s okay to break a few rules.