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> -----Original Message-----
> > 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.
Unfortunately for Lauren, the evil forces of the Universe (and Google) will ensure that the above post is the first one that any hiring authority ever sees when Googling her name.
YOU PEOPLE STILL INSIST ON SCROLLING PAST THIS POINT, DON'T YOU?
WELL, FOOLED YOU THIS TIME.
OK, SO YOU CAUGHT ON.
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