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GRAMMAR

Dwig illustration of cat
Illustration by "Dwig" from the
Dave Thomson collection
You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does -- but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
- A Tramp Abroad

No one can write perfect English and keep it up through a stretch of ten chapters. It has never been done.
- "Christian Science"

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