'That' is the question

September 9, 2010

As a linguist, I was delighted to read about Bernard Lamb's campaign to raise the standard of students' English ("Gobbledegook and ghastly grammar cast a murky spell on coherence", 2 September). But "can easily sell" is a defining clause, so shouldn't the last line of the limerick read: "And write books that can easily sell"?

Janet Fraser, Senior lecturer in translation, University of Westminster.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments