All the faith he had had had had no effect on his life. This makes me very angry. Anon. Via Ayn Harrison.
So. For a series of odd reasons now forgotten I was reading the opening passage of Leviathan Wakes by James S A Corey on Amazon, which lead me to comment on the annoying use of the word ‘had’ and various contractions based upon it (she’d, who’d etc) that the author employs. I don’t often dissectContinue reading “Had. Or, why do we accept sub-standard prose?”