earltender

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Re: Email  •  May 17, 2003, 6:13am  •  0 vote

To switch to "a piece of e-mail" would make you idiomize "piece" (since real mail comes in pieces). I prefer using "an e-mail" since it doesn't do that; it seems more accurate. Given that "e-mail"

Re: There were/was an apple and an orange.  •  April 11, 2003, 1:36am  •  0 vote

Dyske, If I saw the apple and the orange as a pair I would say "There was some fruit." Not to be facetious, but how you say something indicates how you saw it. If you say " There was an apple and

Re: There were/was an apple and an orange.  •  April 7, 2003, 2:11am  •  0 vote

I don't think this is a "great question" as such. The "be" verb used is in the singular because the "be" verbs used prior to a conjunctive phrase are geared to the first part of the conjunction. E