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08 January, 2007
A question about word order
This morning while reading the preface of a book about English language usage, I came across the following sentence: THE COMPLETE PLAIN WORDS has a plain enough purpose: to make the task of writing easier for those who wish to write better than they now do.
I questioned the word order at the end of the sentence, and I was wondering if anyone else questioned it. So, do you think,
the word order is correct.
the adverb should follow the verb.
I shouldn't worry about it; it's just a matter of personal style.
I am a Canadian and a graduate of the Humber College Technical Writing Certificate program. I've been writing professionally since 2004.
The more I learn in the field of tech. writing, the more I want to know. Since beginning my career, I have developed passions for Plain English, copyediting, international documentation standards, single sourcing, and usability issues.