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Louisa
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Are Rules Facts?
« on: Jun 21st, 2007, 10:57am »
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How are generally accepted rules of English usage (such as “Do not end a sentence with a preposition,” “Always begin a sentence with a capital letter,” etc.) regarded? Facts? Ideas? Information in the public domain?
 
Assuming they fall into one of these, and are thus not copyrightable, to what extent can one put their own creative spin on it to make it “theirs” and thus copyright protected, such as “Look, bonehead, don’t EVER end a sentence with a preposition—OKAY?”  
 
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