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Hi everyone, I’ve got an interesting question from my student:
Trump’s “ask the gays” statement:
- what exactly is wrong with it grammatically?
Technically the grammar is ok; it is just that by using "the" one almost tends to suggest that all gays are one homogenous group who think alike. There is a discussion about this here:http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=26223
jayles the unread
July 23, 2016, 2:31pm
It's like saying, "Ask the blacks" or "Ask the whites". Not everyone think alike.
August 8, 2016, 7:01pm
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