firm believer that

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 18 01:09:54 UTC 2011

It's a cross between "believer in" and "believe that", just as BB suggests.
But it's so common, I would probably let it slide. After all, if you can
"believe that", why can't you be a "believer that"?


On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> It sounds fine to me, though I see your point. I think it would be hard to
> dispute the grammaticality on any basis.
> (Not that it mightn't be tried.)
> JL

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