On 28 October 2022, TeamWork will be organising a workshop session, called “The mysteries of brackets and old grammar chestnuts”. For more information as well as to register for this event, see the TeamWork website.
One of the workshops will be on the typical Bridging the Unbridegable topic of usage guides and usage problems, and will focus particularly on the question of whether old chestnuts like the split infinitive or the use of who for whom should still be considered (and proscribed as such) wrong. To be able to acquire some preliminary data for the workshop, readers of this blog are invited to complete a brief survey on attitudes regarding some old chestnuts in this history of usage advice. The survey is anonymous, and you will find it here. And if you’re in The Netherlands at the time of the event, do register for it so that you will be able to learn about the results!