English grammar in US
Joseph E. Laferriere
josephl at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Mon Jun 24 12:42:59 CDT 1996
On Mon, 24 Jun 1996 Muisca at aol.com wrote:
> Of course, the correct and more elegant phraseology would be "every single
> person has his/her/its own opinion."
The "its" is unnecessary unless your idea of "persons" includes inanimate
objects. The correct traditional usage is "his," while the so-called "PC"
usage is towards "his/her." "Their" is quite simply wrong.
> Gena Gulamentum
> Dept. of Entomological Etymology
> Faculty of Auto-Debasement
> University of Just Another Bunch of Unejeecated 'mericans
> Self Deprecation, IA
Dear Dr. Gulamentum,
The last word in the penultimate line of your address is spelled
incorrectly. The correct spelling is "Merkns." I trust that this is merely
a typographical error.
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