Judge Gorsuch is a gifted writer. He’s a great writer. But is he a “Great Writer”? Part Two: Five weak spots

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  • Jalamb

    You wrote that the “often” is misplaced is Gorsuch’s sentence:
    “The more abstract the level of inquiry, often the better the governmental interest will look.”

    Where would you place it?

    • Ross Guberman

      After “will.” It modifies “will look,” not “the better.”

  • Jalamb

    You wrote that “admit of only one” is archaic. You added, ‘When I Googled the phrase “admit of only one,” the top hits were all to quotations from the 1800s. Enough said.’

    Mr. Guberman, try Googling “admits of only one”. Granted, some of the top hits are from the 1800s. But not all of them. The first hit, for me anyway, is from 1977.

    • Ross Guberman

      Interesting! But doesn’t really change the point that it’s an archaic phrase that sounds stilted to modern ears.