Letter: Pedants only

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The Independent Online
Sir: If Andrew Neil ('Life enters yet another section', 7 May) was indeed employing 'the language of pedantry' when he exhorted his style editor to reject three choices and, instead, to make reference to three alternatives, then he should brush up his pedantry. It is not possible, or at least etymologically accurate, to have more than two alternatives.

Yours pedantically,

KATHERINE S. HILL

London, SE11

7 May

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