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Hmmm... Learn something new every day. I thought all you had to so to make a word British was to throw an extra "u" in it.Welcome to the Board!
Stephen doesn't personally respond to questions asked here on the Message Board so I'm sorry to say you won't be getting his explanation. My best guess, though, is that he means that American grammar rules change so what may have been true at one time no longer is. An example of this from my own education is that when I was younger, commas were much more in use than they are today. If I was reading writing tips from that time, I wouldn't be "correctly" using current practice.
....Hi Juliet....my opinion would be that British grammar has withstood the vagaries of change....meaning it is classic and not all garbled up and twisted about like American wording, what with slang, double meanings, etc......Hello,
In your book it says 'American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar' - what does this mean and why?