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Re: “It is one of his girlfriends.”  •  May 8, 2009, 12:24am  •  2 votes

It may help to supply the subject again, in the different possible configurations: 1. It is (the car of) one of his girlfriends. 2. It is one of his girlfriend's (cars). (Cf. "It is one (of the

Re: “all but” - I hate that expression!  •  May 7, 2009, 11:37pm  •  5 votes

I think the question of whether the phrase "all but" denotes "nearly" (i.e. the generally supposed meaning) or "not at all" (i.e. the opposite of what is generally meant) rests on a semantic distincti