Write It Right: But what

“But what. ‘I did not know but what he was an enemy.’ Omit what. If condemnation of this dreadful locution seems needless bear the matter in mind in your reading and you will soon be of a different opinion.”

Excerpted from: Bierce, Ambrose. Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010.

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