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Michael Gray's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Michael Gray

Richard: is it possible that an element of the reasons that your readers claim that you have simplified your prose is that you have slyly educated your readers' comprehension of wonderful Oxford English such that it is they who have chronically changed, rather than you?[1]
I know full well that I have altered my didactic style to veer more toward yours, as I have considered your aptly distilled prose-style to be vastly superior, (in many areas), to mine.
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[1] A scientific test of my hypothesis might be to discover a reader who has read your works in reverse order.

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:27:56 UTC | #911952