George Thompson's researches

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Sun Jan 27 23:55:01 UTC 2002

The only time I hear it as countable is from non-native speakers
(understandably); they also say "informations," among other mass-to-count

At 06:24 PM 1/27/02 -0500, you wrote:
>'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,
>>Yale Law School                             forthcoming
>>e-mail: fred.shapiro at     

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