Persons Who Need Persons
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Thu Jul 22 18:52:19 UTC 1999
> On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Peter McGraw wrote:
> > Anyway, said "authority" (who shall remain anonymous because I've
> > forgotten who it was) argued that it was "incorrect" to use "people" as
> > a plural for "person" because the former could not be derived from the
> > latter by adding a suffix.
Hmmm. I've never heard that line of "reasoning" before, but maybe I don't
get out enough. According to the "authority" the plural of "goose" would
be ... ?
Has anyone else heard this argument before?
maberry at u.washington.edu
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