Why I Stopped Being a Grammar Snob
Mary Rolf

In the final paragraph, you say “Sure, I have personal preferences about the way I choose to use language. However when it comes to other people I find that what they have to say is more important and interesting than how they say it.”

“However” is a long coordinating connective. It is used to join two clauses, and should be preceded by a semicolon. For example:

Prescriptivists may have a flawed understanding of the evolution of natural language; however, shaming strangers on the Internet is hard to give up.

Thanks for the great article.

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