Re: Nit picky grammar question

Subject: Re: Nit picky grammar question
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 16:43:50 -0600

I haven't followed this entire thread, so this reference may already have been
cited but here goes. Fowler's Modern English Usage, Third Edition, states that
headquarters "can legitimately be used either as a singular (a large
headquarters) or as a plural (the firm's headquarters are in London). All the
dictionaries I consulted said that it is a plural, but can be used as either a
singular or plural. So take your pick.


Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF Financial Corporation
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com

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Brian Hoskins wrote:

> Could I suggest a simple solution is to use the term 'head office' instead
> of 'headquarters'.
> Regards
> Brian Hoskins

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