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Teachers told to stop stressing about split infinitives, as study finds they are now part of everyday language

Teachers told to stop stressing about split infinitives, as study finds they are now part of everyday language | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Splitting an infinitive and starting a sentence with “so” or “like” are all habits that any self-respecting grammar pedant would abhor.
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This research was carried out by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) and Cambridge University Press. 

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Women have overtaken men in their use of profanities 

Women have overtaken men in their use of profanities  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Women are ten times as likely as men to say ‘s***’, according to a new survey carried out by the Social Research Council, Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press.
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Article cites research funded by the ESRC at Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press 

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Women are more foul-mouthed than men, survey shows

Women are more foul-mouthed than men, survey shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women are more foul-mouthed than men nowadays, a new survey looking into the ways spoken English has changed since the early 1990s has revealed. 

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Article cites findings from ESRC-funded research at Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press

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