Re: Nit picky grammar question...

Subject: Re: Nit picky grammar question...
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:50:54 -0500


That's a different question. Perhaps I am quartered at a branch office
in Sheboygan of a company headquartered in New York. In that instance, I
am not headquartered anywhere. However I have a headquarters. It just
happens to be elsewhere than where I am. So if you were to ask me where
I am headquartered, the truthful answer would be "nowhere." But if you
were to ask me where my headquarters be, the truthful answer would be
"New York."

In answer to the original query, I prefer treating headquarters as a
singular noun. But that's just my personal preference. Do whichever you


"Ruhman, Rima" wrote:
> How about this: "Where are you headquartered?"
> Plural, singular, who cares, when there is an easy way out? :-)

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