George Thompson's researches

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sun Jan 27 23:24:40 UTC 2002

'Well-established' can be 'on its way out.' Me and Lynne can't use it.


>On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Lynne Murphy wrote:
>>  Both Fred and Jesse refer to George Thompson's 'researches' in telling us
>>  about the NYT article.  Am I the only one here who can't use that as a
>>  count noun?
>It was a count noun before it was ever a mass noun, and is still well
>established as a count noun.
>Fred Shapiro
>Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
>Associate Librarian for Public Services     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
>   and Lecturer in Legal Research            Yale University Press,
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