[Ads-l] More Facebook-isms

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 29 23:09:34 UTC 2015

"More transgender representation and direct voices in this matter _is_

Has it *really* become a rule of English grammar that the number of the
verb is determined not by its subject, but by the number of the
closest-preceding nominal, regardless?

"Who is her?"

Does anyone *really* talk like this?! Clearly, someone really *writes* like

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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