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Herbert Spencer

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We have a priori reasons for believing that in every sentence there is some one order of words more effective than any other; and that this order is the one which presents the elements of the proposition in the succession in which they may be most readily put together.
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Pt. I, sec. 3, "The Principle of Economy Applied to Sentences".

 
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