RE: Singular or Plural?

Subject: RE: Singular or Plural?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Steve Read" <steve -at- readonly -dot- com>, "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:00:34 -0700

Steve Read wrote:

> Bonnie Granat wrote:
> >
> >> The latter, because you must have parallel construction of
> the two things:
> >> analysis and assistance.
> >>
> >> You wouldn't say "We had discussions and dancing," but you
> would say,
> >> "We had discussion and dancing."
> >>
> >> Bonnie Granat
> >>
> >>
> Have you never had tea and cakes?

Good point. OTOH, would you say, "Let's get pizza and beers"?

Let the Friday silliness commence! ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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