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Robert Lowth FRS (/la ä√į/; 27 November 1710 ‚Äď 3 November 1787) was a Bishop of the Church of England, Oxford Professor of Poetry and the author of one of the most influential textbooks of English grammar.

An interesting character with an outsize influence on modern English grammar. Dave Harris is sure to appreciate this.

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Lowth seems to have been the first modern Bible scholar to notice or draw attention to the poetic structure of the Psalms and much of the prophetic literature of the Old Testament.¬†¬†‚Ěß

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Lowth’s grammar is the source of many of the prescriptive shibboleths that are studied in schools,¬†¬†‚Ěß

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His most famous contribution to the study of grammar may have been his tentative suggestion that sentences ending with a preposition‚ÄĒsuch as “what did you ask for?”‚ÄĒare inappropriate in formal writing.¬†¬†‚Ěß

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