Re: At peace with Debian (was: This is the last war...)
In muc.lists.debian.user, you wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 03:14:52PM -0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> > So we could rewrite the above:
>> > No professional in their right mind would use Debian on their
>> > business computers,
>> Ah good, you've chosen a verb tense that has identical
>> singular/plural forms. But, you've got a singular antecedent
>> with a plural pronoun. Change "professional" to
>> "professionals", and "mind" to "minds" and I'm be happy. :)
> See my other posts for the case supporting singular "they". If
> Shakespeare on George Bernard Shaw can do it, so can anyone else ;)
I used to try that argument in English class.
It didn't work.
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