Dyske

Joined: November 6, 2002

Number of comments posted: 105

Number of votes received: 217

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Questions Submitted

Use my brain or brains?

It had impacts on...

Collins Dictionaries

Word for Twitter Whores?

Someone else’s

Peter thins them out

One of the most...

Effect vs. Affect

Announcement

Do’s and Don’t's

Don’t mind if I do

Ass

Materialism

Feeling concern

Quarters

Paraphrase

Life Savers 5 Flavor

I’m home

Tsunami

Murphy’s Law

Color of People

Wiener Coffee

Silk and Silkworm

Identical

The Flu and a Cold

The Americans

At least, at the least

Shame on You!

Either Is or Am

A Jew and Jews

Chink

Friends

Hyphen, N-dash, M-dash

Spaces After Period

Sweet and Savory

Shrewd

Commodity

Couldn’t Care Less

Email

Sister Company

Ranks has or have

Trouble with Trouble

War in/on/with Iraq

The Reality

20 Something

Value

ON the Lower East Side

Matching the tense

Taking sides

Decades

Sheep, Fish, and Cattle

Social vs. Societal

Perturb vs. Disturb

Fried Chicken

Neither is or neither are

Down to the Wire

In and of itself

Motives vs. Motivation

Over-the-counter

Five of Ten

Went to extremes

Potboiler

hit a snag

“got the best of him”

Off His Rocker

Gone to Seed

Two Weeks Notice

Emotionality

a shit

Multi-disciplinary

lack of “a”

Letter A

Control

Matching Numbers

Type

Future

A lot of water

What is / What are

A Part of ...

Past / Present

Text, A Text, Texts

“A” News

Where are the commas?

Don’t you count money?

What Rhymes?

Recent Comments

Re: What is / What are  •  November 11, 2002, 12:39pm  •  0 vote

Now that I looked it up in the "Pocket" version of Fowler, which has a more conscise explanation, it appears that the latter is correct. It says that "what" can be plural.

Re: What is / What are  •  November 10, 2002, 7:28pm  •  0 vote

According to Fowler's English Usage, the verb that immediately follows "what" should always be singular. I may have misinterpreted it though (it was a 3-page explanation).

Re: Text, A Text, Texts  •  November 6, 2002, 7:40pm  •  0 vote

Now Roxy tells me that she uses "a text" in situations like "I found a reliable text on the Internet".

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