Anatomy of grammar

August 26, 2010

Stood up by my lunch guest (the chief executive of a learned society), I had the opportunity to read THE at leisure and welcomed your piece on spelling and grammar ("The way to infinitives and beyond", 12 August). It was, I think, Baron Corvo who, inclined to let the occasional split infinitive pass, observed of one that it was "split to the thigh".

Martin Dudley, Common councilman for the Ward of Aldersgate, City of London, deputy chairman, Community and Children's Services, and chairman, Museum of London Audit Committee.

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