Kenneth George Wilson


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  • ''With proper attribution, to quote another's thoughts and words is appropriate; plagiarism, however, is cheating, and it may break copyright law as well.''
    Kenneth G. Wilson (1923), U.S. grammarian. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, Columbia University Press (1993).
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  • ''...Often the accurate answer to a usage question begins, "It depends." And what it depends on most often is where you are, who you are, who your listeners or readers are, and what your purpose in speaking or writing is.''
    Kenneth G. Wilson (b. 1923), U.S. linguist. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, Introduction, p. xi, Columbia University Press (1993).
  • ''although they are sometimes less dull in conversation than in Clichés seldom have any juice left in them and hence add little fresh flavor to your prose) writing. Pretty as a picture no longer conjures up a very clear image.''
    Kenneth G. Wilson (1923), U.S. grammarian. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, Columbia University Press (1993).

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