Skip to comments."Do not turn off your computer" [Grammar Vanity]
Posted on 01/12/2013 3:39:35 PM PST by re_nortex
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“Because turn and off have to be together. Turn your computer off is incorrect. Turn off your computer is correct. Learn English.”
No, they don’t. Either is acceptable. English has hugely flexible word order, and turn off is not, as someone seemed to think, an infinitive. It is a phrasal verb that with a non-pronoun object can be split or not split. With a pronoun object, it must be split i.e. turn it off, not turn off it.
Also, if you are one of those grammar experts, it is most correct (at least in America) to place a reference within the comma or period (Jn. 3:16) or after it? I usually do the latter.
I do as.
No wait, I mean Do as I...no, no...
As I do.
Until Microsoft starts calling their glitches “undocumented features” I could care less about the grammar they use.
Enough already! :)
Can I still do it tho?
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