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Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  May 30, 2013, 7:14pm  •  0 vote

I must add that the disjunctive pronoun 'me .. us' is used as the complement of the verb 'be' and the Scottish examples I gave above demonstrate some examples of 'myself .. yourselves' employed in

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  May 30, 2013, 4:59pm  •  0 vote

It is us, P. 'Us' is the disjunctive form of the first person plural personal pronoun (I, me singular, we, us plural) for use as the complement (after verb to be, so: I am me) and prepositions (wi

Re: He was sat  •  May 25, 2013, 4:28pm  •  0 vote

Thank you, Warsaw Will. Indeed. My points exactly.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 25, 2013, 4:20pm  •  0 vote

It's time for WW, Jayles, and I to take this back to the Anglish thread if we wish to keep talking about it. ?? Oh no, something wrong here, surely? It's time for { WW, Jayles, and } I to take this

Re: He was sat  •  May 25, 2013, 6:25am  •  0 vote

Hold hard there, Warsaw Will. Personal attack is not playing the debating game. "It is also about idiomatic, natural, everyday language, something you seem to despise. It must be hard going through li

Re: your call will be answered in the order it was received  •  May 24, 2013, 8:09am  •  0 vote

In the UK the answerphone service tells us that we were called at such and such a time, then that "the caller withheld their number". One caller, but their number. Same unhappy clash of singular/plura

Re: He was sat  •  May 24, 2013, 7:43am  •  0 vote

Porsche says 'But, "was sat" can only mean "was placed in one's seat".' and argues that this is unambiguous. Yes. Exactly my point. But what has been at issue all through this debate is that this unam

Re: He was sat  •  May 24, 2013, 6:05am  •  0 vote

Did I say 'referring to what was to come, and to what had gone before'? I meant of course 'referring to what was to come, not to what had gone before'. I like colons, but you don't see them much these

Re: He was sat  •  May 24, 2013, 5:35am  •  0 vote

You, Porsche, say: Sit does have a past participle. It's "sat". It isn't "seated". I say 'sit' has a past participle active "sitting" and passive "seated". Active when he chose to sit, passive when

Re: He was sat  •  May 23, 2013, 3:43pm  •  0 vote

Porsche - my point exactly. Tessa quoted with approval "... was sat the table" and said it was perfectly correct grammatically. (As you say.) It isn't.

Re: He was sat  •  May 21, 2013, 7:07pm  •  0 vote

No way, Porsche. "Both of these are perfectly correct grammatically" are from Tessa's contribution on 14th May 4.17 am UK time , as you will see if you scroll up a bit. And "sat" and "sat sitting"

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  May 14, 2013, 12:45pm  •  1 vote

Taking some examples from many years ago of this stuff, may I suggest a lesson from French, where the word for "I" which is "Je" when it is the subject, and "me" when it is the object, is "moi" when i

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  May 14, 2013, 12:17pm  •  1 vote

This reply to the telephone always intrigues me, as the obvious course of the chat should be, but never is: #caller - "Good morning, is this Jane Smith?" # Jane Smith - "No way! I am. You're so

Re: He was sat  •  May 14, 2013, 12:07pm  •  0 vote

Tessa - 'I like to watch (him) sat at a stool' is "perfectly correct grammatically", is it? Your assertion is straightforward, and I look forward to reading your reasoning for it when you furnish it.

Re: On Tomorrow  •  May 12, 2013, 11:58am  •  0 vote

Warsaw Will - I don't like 'demographic' here because it is a euphemism, meaning in the example I cited something along the lines of 'class' or 'race' but too coy to say, and it is ungrammatical in

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 9, 2013, 10:58am  •  0 vote

Jayles asks "are we not all underlings to the spell-checker?". Does Jayles live in Stalin's Russia, or in some other dictatorship? Where I live we are free to think for ourselves and if the spell-ch

Re: On Tomorrow  •  April 14, 2013, 11:06am  •  0 vote

Agree entirely with your argument, Wackyruss, except the bit about having to be PC, (you most certainly don't, and mustn't) and I say again, please Google "political correctness" and read the Wikipedi

Re: On Tomorrow  •  April 11, 2013, 7:33am  •  0 vote

Wackyruss he belong to a PC society: "in this PC society, you can't say anything or you are an instant "racist"". Oh dear, resign from this society at once, I advise you, especially if, as I suspect,

Re: On Tomorrow  •  April 11, 2013, 7:12am  •  0 vote

Great letter from Wackyruss who I assume has Russian ancestors (the name). No preposition with 'yesterday' etc, as in Latin. It does remind me of the quirky thing in South African speak where we said

Re: On Tomorrow  •  April 10, 2013, 2:09pm  •  0 vote

Ag, Zee! I thought my little offering was impenetrable, but yours is filled with weird things like "demographic" and, er, actually that's the worst one. I like your reference to " I do nothing to my R

Re: On Tomorrow  •  April 10, 2013, 1:46pm  •  0 vote

Ag pleez! I grew up in South Africa where the wonderful speech patterns, accents, and cute ways of saying things were not stupid, or embarrassing, or shameful, but rich material for emulation and use

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  April 5, 2013, 11:02am  •  0 vote

No, no, you're wrong. It is pronounced "RAY-zoom-ay" and is spelled with both acute accents. And that's the end of it. If you want to use a French word for a summary, at least spell it correctly and

Re: Actress instead of Actor  •  March 27, 2013, 9:34am  •  2 votes

An actress I know told me the answer is that actors are serious ones, like for example those who play great Shakespearean leading roles, actresses are for light comedy and other more frivolous work.

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  February 19, 2013, 6:57am  •  0 vote

Oh please!! (exasperated tone). You do not need a Ph.D. or any teaching, just learning. By the age of 11 my generation knew that all it takes is a look in a dictionary: it says résumé in mine, and tha

Re: Hi all vs. Hi everybody  •  February 7, 2013, 8:43am  •  1 vote

Well, Saeed, that was a most eloquent and valuable contribution to the discussion. This is what you say where you come from, then. Here in Thailand we bow deeply, the deeper the more respectfully, wi

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  January 23, 2013, 1:00am  •  0 vote

Actually not back from travels as I am in northern Laos in a beautiful place called Vang Vieng where one chills and floats on the river and frets about nothing at all except erroneous English. No Scha

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  January 22, 2013, 1:41am  •  0 vote

MOUSE given it's name? Oh dear, you let yourself down there. Shame! Of course the plural is mice, just as it's name should be its name.

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  December 11, 2012, 2:13pm  •  0 vote

Thanks for those typing tips, W.Will. My keyboard, sadly, does not feature these things. Now, you say I am judgmental, which I take as a complement, as it means having the ability to make discernin

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  December 10, 2012, 3:45pm  •  0 vote

This is an expression used to pad out the otherwise empty expression of a vacuous thought. It reminds me of a brilliant exchange on BBC television a few days ago. Someone had been invited onto a new

Re: It is you who are/is ...  •  December 10, 2012, 3:28pm  •  0 vote

Oh no! Horrors! Did I write "It is me who ..." ? Too many beers. It is of course "It is I who am ..." It (Subject) is (verb) I (complement, same case as subject, so "I" unless disjunctive "me"

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  October 31, 2012, 2:51am  •  0 vote

"...pronounced diferrently than the spelling indicates..." - oh dear. ...pronounced differently from how the spelling indicates... ...pronounced other than how the spelling may suggest, given th

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  October 19, 2012, 1:42am  •  0 vote

I quote you: "I realize I have tread ...". In England we say "I have trodden ..". Otherwise fairly lucid, thank you.

Re: On Tomorrow  •  October 18, 2012, 7:34am  •  1 vote

Leezie, of course you are right. These phrases are colloquialisms, not Standard English, and living actoss the Pond I have never heard them used. But I fear your friend has, too, committed a solecism

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  September 7, 2012, 3:57pm  •  0 vote

'Truth Whisperer' suggested in July that 'To spell or pronounce it other than the U.S. English norm is an affectation. The practice is right up there with using French words that people believe will a

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  September 7, 2012, 3:42pm  •  0 vote

Well you're wrong. The dictionary has it as pronounced: résumé. You just pronounce it wrongly. Your version has "re-" rhymes with 'the', as in 'the-zoom-ay' but in fact the cognoscenti say "ray-zoom-a

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 28, 2012, 4:10pm  •  0 vote

I was quoting Jasper: "I'd simply add the word still: "If I were still the Prime Minister, ..." and Warsaw Will: "All three candidates for prime minister at the last election, in other words th

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 28, 2012, 3:13pm  •  0 vote

Okay W Will, I go along with what you say. I dispute none of your latest message. It's possibly a bit like the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prof Dawkins (a well-known scientist and atheist in the UK)

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 27, 2012, 2:09pm  •  0 vote

or indeed none of them had been prime minister, surely? Did Gordon Brown say this? Or was it the candidates for Labour leader after GB resigned from that position? I said pouvoir, devoir, voul

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 25, 2012, 4:42pm  •  0 vote

AnWulf: I thank you for your most lucid exposition of the usage and meaning of the word "Yank". I may sometimes adjust my usual greeting on entering a pub, to "harrorehh, y'all, howzitt?!" (Scot, US

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 24, 2012, 11:14am  •  0 vote

She insists / proposes (that) he should pay for the meal is fine if she said "You should pay for the meal". But if she said "You pay for the meal, okay?" then she insists that he pays/pay for the meal

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 24, 2012, 11:00am  •  0 vote

W Will thanks for all that very detailed information. I must disagree on a number of points, but it is all very interesting. First: I don't agree with your chart of indicative/subjunctive forms

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 23, 2012, 3:51pm  •  0 vote

"Irrealis modality is a modality that connotes that the proposition with which it is associated is nonactual or nonfactual." Jings! Crivvens! Help ma boab! as we Scots say in moments of extremis, s

Re: He was sat  •  August 23, 2012, 10:22am  •  0 vote

W Will - Norman Mailer a model of Standard English usage? I would look at Raymond Chandler. Oh my Gawd! A man on television just now said that in England lots of exams were sat this year (the grad

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 23, 2012, 9:27am  •  1 vote

Hello Evelyn You ask for advice: ", i have to make a speech topic about wearing school uniform or not what recomendation they would make?.. if i were prime menister using modals, conditional, passi

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  August 23, 2012, 8:47am  •  1 vote

OK, Layman, the way to get it right is to remember that subjunctive is for 'hypothetical' situations - not factual - and BOTH clauses are subjunctive. otherwise BOTH are indicative (factual). This

Re: He was sat  •  August 22, 2012, 4:56pm  •  0 vote

W Will, I think Jackie's point about "like" in place of "as if", or "as though" has come out a bit mangled in your comments. I am wholly with Jackie on each and every point mentioned here; perhaps i

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 22, 2012, 4:40pm  •  0 vote

W. Will, I apologise if I have offended you by quoting your use of forms of English which I have then said are not to my liking, and I take aboard the gentle way in which you have phrased your re

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 21, 2012, 3:25pm  •  0 vote

Sorry, Jackie, but to get back to the point of this area of discussion, I should have said "but hey! get used to it, Jackie; 3rd in the world behind two nations with mega-huge populations feels good!"

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 21, 2012, 2:42pm  •  0 vote

Odd? Old fashioned? Yes - what's wrong with that? Scots ... Welsh ... Northern Irish ... er, isn't one missing? Ah yes, the Engs! Scots tenth in medal table, were we an independent nation, Irish

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 21, 2012, 10:50am  •  0 vote

W Will - not in the slightest personal, no, not at all. British is fine, one of my own passports is indeed a British one. Sometimes I even live in Britain. Nothing against British people at all, sorry

Re: He was sat  •  August 21, 2012, 5:21am  •  1 vote

Arthur - you are quite right: if you allow "he was sat" you had might as well also go with "we was sat" which is no worse as it too is in common use. I am wholly in agreement with all the points you h

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  August 20, 2012, 12:29pm  •  0 vote

I like "hey" when used as a friendly greeting - the tone of voice makes clear when you mean "hey!" in a "stop thief!" sense. But "Brit" ? Now that is indeed horrible.

Re: He was sat  •  August 19, 2012, 9:42am  •  0 vote

"Brus, however past participles might behave in Latin is irrelevant to English." Surely you mean: "... how past participles might behave in Latin is irrelevant to English." Yes, I know. But it p

Re: He was sat  •  August 18, 2012, 1:07pm  •  0 vote

Er, I said run and flown, no? I like your argument, Warsaw Will. Here's a point to make: past participles passive ARE adjectives. In Latin they are all passive, and they are adjectives. You can te

Re: He was sat  •  August 18, 2012, 9:26am  •  1 vote

Sat and stood do indeed rank with ran and flown. The implication, grammatically, is passive, which is to say someone else did it to our subject, and the agent who performed the deed is told to us with

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 17, 2012, 9:37am  •  0 vote

DA Wood: Fanshawe is the pronunciation among the cognoscenti of "Featherstonehaugh", ridiculously but truthfully enough. Farnborough is where they have the air show. I worked as a teacher with a fel

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 26, 2012, 1:46am  •  0 vote

"Your teen is more at risk while on its restricted licence” is no good, is it? The teen in question is not genderless, but of unknown gender (presumably, or why not "his" or "her" licence?). If of unk

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 25, 2012, 7:16am  •  0 vote

DA Wood: "Well, let's endeavor to stamp out as many (exceptions) as we can, just like elephants do with their feet." Actually elephants are very careful not to do any such thing. They are terrified of

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 24, 2012, 10:11am  •  0 vote

goooofy says that there is a "long-standing custom" to use "they" as a common-gender, common-number pronoun. It's been used for 700 years with antecedents like "everybody" (discussed above) , "who" (w

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 24, 2012, 8:08am  •  1 vote

Jasper's remarks: 'Popular? One day ..?' Is that not what I am railing against? That is exactly what I say we don't want! What is genderless about a person? A person is male or female, masculine or

Re: He was sat  •  July 19, 2012, 2:40am  •  1 vote

Excellent news, Chloe. As I said before, I think, the first time I heard this expression, thirty years ago or so, it was teachers saying it to their pupils whose own parents would not use this quain

Re: It is you who are/is ...  •  July 14, 2012, 2:00pm  •  4 votes

You say it should be "It's you who is wrong" but I disagree: I would say "It is you who are wrong", and this is why: You say the word "who" refers to the subject "you", but inherits only the number

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 9, 2012, 1:57pm  •  0 vote

Hey! I never complained about the name Webster. I just said that like Bing and Bob they were all Morocco-bound. So they were American. Bob wasn't really American, but he passed as one. The dictionary

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 8, 2012, 10:59am  •  0 vote

Is that so? Oh dear. Oh well, never mind.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  July 7, 2012, 4:23am  •  0 vote

I see you are a Trekkie, DA Wood. Does this mean you have antennae, or antennas?

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  July 6, 2012, 4:17pm  •  1 vote

I thought the sloppy use of "their" to refer to singular people was restricted to people, but tonight on television on a light-hearted chat show there appeared a pneumatic young starlet whose name I

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  July 5, 2012, 12:42pm  •  1 vote

Maybe that is why she is a customer service representative.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  July 5, 2012, 3:00am  •  1 vote

South African courts "plead / pleaded" or "ploeg / geploeg" in the 1970s, and now about a dozen proper African words saying the same to deal with as well. Succinct, hey!

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  July 4, 2012, 4:13pm  •  1 vote

Wikipedia says of the AP Stylebook that "for nearly a quarter century it assumed its reader had a "solid grounding in language and a good reference library" and thus omitted any guidelines in those br

Re: He was sat  •  July 4, 2012, 7:55am  •  2 votes

Your speech-making headmaster was, I think, trying to curry favour with you by speaking down to you, using the dialectical 'the man sat on the mat' for 'the man sitting/seated at the back'. Well, it

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  June 27, 2012, 3:49pm  •  3 votes

The French word has acute accents on both letters e. It means summary. It is the correct way to do it, there is no other. Sadly I do not know how to type these on this keyboard so I cannot quote. The

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  June 27, 2012, 3:31pm  •  1 vote

Webster's was mentioned in song by Bing and Bob, who at the time, like the dictionary, were Morocco-bound. They were diplomatically silent about their opinion of its content.

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  June 24, 2012, 12:32pm  •  2 votes

I read in today's UK Sunday Telegraph this account in that paper they published 20 years ago about "political 'correctness' : " Political correctness, the insistence on ideologically filtered Engl

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  June 24, 2012, 2:37am  •  1 vote

Thanks, Hairy Scot, for the warning about petty whatever you said. I am psychologically prepared for the shock of the blow if and when it falls. In Scotland, as you know, there are so many variation

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  June 23, 2012, 5:51pm  •  3 votes

Something like this appeared in the newspaper in England this week: "Our son lost their keys". Intrigued, sort of, a little but not much, one reads on, to find out whose keys he lost and what they wou

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  June 23, 2012, 5:46pm  •  2 votes

The notion that "they" is gender-free is bandied about a bit, but I can see no good reason for promoting gender-free. Take other languages: in French he and she are rendered as il and elle, 'they' i

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  June 23, 2012, 5:25pm  •  0 vote

Transitive and intransitive do not come into it. You can plead not guilty or guilty, (but not plead innocent) or you can plead for something. Neither is transitive. Guilty is an adjective, not even an

Re: “We will have ... tomorrow” or “We have ... tomorrow”  •  June 23, 2012, 5:07pm  •  3 votes

Present tense: ‘we have a cricket tournament tomorrow.’ This has already been decided, and the speaker is reminding or informing his interlocutor of this plan, which IS already in place. Future tense

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  June 23, 2012, 3:11am  •  0 vote

So strongly in agreement with you, Hairy Scot, that I didn't even notice your typo, if such it be. I too consider none as a singular notion, but my dictionary says it couldn't care less either way. Bu

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  June 22, 2012, 4:23pm  •  0 vote

What? You mystify me. I am baffled by your latest contribution. And it's Magna Carta (it is in Latin: it means 'great Charter'), not as you put it Magna Charter. You have your languages confused.

Re: why does english have capital letters?  •  June 20, 2012, 4:09pm  •  0 vote

"English does not have capital letters. The script it uses has. And the reason is tradition." Interesting. A school inspector in 1947 held up a pen and asked the class what it was. They said it was

Re: Verb, the process of being  •  June 20, 2012, 3:51pm  •  0 vote

mykhailo discusses gerunds: gerund a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as a noun, in English ending in -ing, e.g., asking in do you mind

Re: Verb, the process of being  •  June 20, 2012, 3:41pm  •  0 vote

"He is sleeping". Sleeping is an action verb, although there would be little action for the spectator to behold, any more than with 'he is thinking' or 'he is dreaming'. All intransitive. Any offers f

Re: “It is I” vs. “It is me”  •  June 20, 2012, 3:20pm  •  0 vote

I have found this one in the archives: I quote: "English has also been influenced by the French. The French also make an exception, saying "c'est moi": It's me. The French use this construction only i

Re: “It is I” vs. “It is me”  •  June 19, 2012, 5:43pm  •  1 vote

It is suggested "Oh, and perhaps it would help if we tried to avoid terms like "nominative" when discussing English. Not one English noun possesses a nominative form. The only five words in modern

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  June 19, 2012, 5:22pm  •  0 vote

Spiceman had some thoughts on April 24: ""It is high time you go to bed." I say is more bossy, "you went" is subjunctive, allowing space for a polite bit of choice, however insincere. "I

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  June 19, 2012, 3:57pm  •  0 vote

So, jayles "It is high time you went to bed" is not past, but suggests that great though the plan may be in your mind, it is conceivable that your addressee will not go to bed, so this is subjunct

Re: “If I was” vs. “If I were”  •  June 19, 2012, 3:36pm  •  0 vote

Hey, Hairy Scot: "the Scots tend to be more grammatically correct than the English. If that is a fact then it is almost certainly due to those hard-assed old pedants who beat the language into us w

Re: “It is I” vs. “It is me”  •  June 17, 2012, 8:05am  •  1 vote

45 years ago, one night, my housemaster (teacher person in a boarding school) saw a little red light up there on the 5th floor as he returned from a night out on the town."Who rat smokin' oop tha?"

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 28, 2012, 3:11pm  •  0 vote

An excellent brief introduction to the settlers of the eastern seaboard of the USA in the early 17th century. Thank you for that. Hellenistic Egypt? Pharoahs before Ptolemy, Alexander's general whom

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 28, 2012, 12:41pm  •  0 vote

"Philadelphia" comes from a Greek phrase, but I think that it might refer to something in Egypt, you say. 'phil-' love, as in 'bibliophile, francophile, etc. 'delph-' as in brother, eg "Adelphi". I

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 28, 2012, 12:18pm  •  0 vote

""We have a pharmaceutical company in the U.S. that uses the phrase "imagine you" several times within 30 seconds. Natually, "imagine yourself" is needed."" needs some work upon it: "We have a pharma

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 28, 2012, 12:07pm  •  0 vote

Great history lesson, DAW, and very interesting esoteric information. But: !! "the cornerstone of this building was lain by Queen Elizabeth II" !! Lain? Lain?? Arghh! You mean "the cornerstone of this

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 28, 2012, 1:45am  •  0 vote

Thank you for all that, DA Wood. Very interesting indeed. But I think perhaps that Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Annapolis and indeed all ~polis name places are from the Greek 'polis', roughly speaki

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 26, 2012, 4:03pm  •  0 vote

Tuscaloosa. Still sounds great for that song, "Pardon me, boy, is that the Tuscaloosa choo-choo?". Will check it out. PS: it's pleaded, not pled.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 26, 2012, 3:57pm  •  0 vote

It seems Toosaloosa is a kind of garment or clothing, and not a place at all. Sorry. Will check your earlier remarks about where you all got your college education and all those degrees.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 26, 2012, 2:53pm  •  0 vote

DA Wood: you have today written this in your lengthy and multiple harangues about singular and plural in our mutual language: "A great ways to compose sentences are:" followed by two rather odd way

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 26, 2012, 2:28pm  •  0 vote

"IBM are...", "The Parliament are...", even "The corporation are..." No! These solecisms are unknown upon these islands on the eastern side of the herring pond. Dreadful. The British have enou

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 26, 2012, 1:33pm  •  0 vote

"Everyone deserves our best." I hope they pleaded not guilty to your charge. Everyone (the audience) deserves our (the station's best), surely? Everyone (else) and 'we' are not the same person, so the

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 26, 2012, 2:08am  •  0 vote

Porsche, I agree with you entirely, until the last few lines. The Commonwealth is an entity, one singular entity, and you would not use or hear "the Commonwealth are" in the UK. I have lived here fo

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