[Ads-l] Really?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 3 21:07:01 UTC 2015


Or Keren is a plural form...

DanG

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 4:23 PM, GUY LETOURNEAU Owner <
guy1656 at centurylink.net> wrote:

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> No, "their" is a plural and obviously must apply to the 47 friends (ronin?
> countrymen?)
> They all happen share the same birthday, and wanted to inform Keren of
> their collective joy on this day.
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> Because "Keren" could be a unisex name.
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> Doesn't good grammar mean anything anymore?
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> JL
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> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > "47 friends posted on Keren's timeline for their birthday."
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> > Why did they do that, I wonder.
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