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re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark"

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SeeingI 06:59 am MST 02/02/07
In reply to: re: Grammar in "Left in the Dark" - Unno 12:50 pm MST 01/30/07

Give me the future with a modern grammarian!

> Actually, most moderns grammarians would accept words like
> "them," "they," etc. as proper third person singular
> forms. Prescriptivism is pretty much dead now. Still, I
> know what you mean. I still mutter "well" under my breath
> when someone uses good adverbally without a linking verb.
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> > If grammar rules truly kept up with spoken language, there
> > would be a gender-neutral term for third person. People
> > say, "If anyone wants a cookie, they can get it
> > themselves" instead of "he or she can get it for him or
> > herself." I know which one I and everybody else says, but
> > I also know which one is technically "correct."


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