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Re: Someone else’s  •  December 17, 2009, 2:48am  •  7 votes

Contrary to common belief, the words "they" and "their" have been used as indeterminate singular pronouns for centuries in English. If you believe in prescriptivism in language then the use of "they"

Re: As of  •  June 10, 2009, 3:58pm  •  4 votes

I don't think this usage sounds awkward. It would be used when someone was in the middle of a project (for example) and wanted to give an update on a portion of it being completed. "The group has 1

Re: Someone else’s  •  June 5, 2009, 12:33pm  •  42 votes

"Someone else's" is correct if you are referring to an item that belongs to someone else. E.g., "This is someone else's blog entry." The correct plural for "passer-by" is "passers-by". This is beca

Re: quality-control or quality control  •  February 20, 2009, 9:22am  •  2 votes

I don't believe "quality control" can be used as a verb. A hyphen would be used to turn a noun phrase into an adjectival phrase. For instance you could say, "We performed quality control on these widg