RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Andrew Warren'" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>, "'Michael West'" <WestM -at- ap -dot- aurecongroup -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 23:20:23 -0700

> From: Andrew Warren

> Michael West wrote:
> > One may argue that the rules of clear writing don't apply
> when posting
> > to a public discussion group. I disagree. I don't think care with
> > language and respect for readers can be turned on and off.
> > Twenty-something years in the business have taught me this.
> You mean "HAS taught me", right?

That's just as correct as saying, "Twenty-something tech-whirlers HAS taught
Andrew he is using a grammar faux pas." "The techwr-l list has taught
Andrew" and "the list of techwr-l members have taught Andrew." Anyway, in
the many years that HAS gone by since I began professional business writing,
I have, ... er, HAS, never heard that a plural of things should be treated
as a collective noun in every case because there is a case where the plural
of those things is collective noun. My eyes HAS seen many things, but this
is getting the better of me.



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