On 05/31/2010 05:44 PM, Jonathan Evans wrote:
Sorry, but "there's" is a contraction of "there is" and is by preference to be avoided as it is lazy English. It's not acceptable!Top-posting aside, my oppinion is that instead of more force, constructions like 'it is', 'do not' et al.
will only give a sense of artificial writing. Since this 'lazy English' is used (almost) everywhere, from textbooks
in schools and universities to technical writings, I guess we can use it too. There are, of course,
situations where 'it is', for example is preferred to using 'it's'. However, using one type of constructing exclusively
Just my $ 0.02 .
All the best,