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Bad Grammar in the Book of Mormon Found in Early English Bibles
TitleBad Grammar in the Book of Mormon Found in Early English Bibles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCarmack, Stanford
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume36
Pagination1-28
KeywordsEarly Modern English; Grammar; Original Text of the Book of Mormon; Syntax
Abstract

This study describes ten types of grammatical usage found in early modern Bibles with correlates in the original text of the Book of Mormon. In some cases Joseph Smith’s own language could have produced the matching grammar, but in other cases his own linguistic preferences were unlikely to have produced the patterns or usage found in the original text. Comparative linguistic research indicates that this grammatical correspondence shouldn’t be a surprise, since plenty of Book of Mormon syntax matches structures and patterns found in Early Modern English.

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/bad-grammar-in-the-book-of-mormon-found-in-early-english-bibles/

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