grammar function [OT - English Grammar]

grammar function [OT - English Grammar]

Post by Paul Lall » Thu, 09 Dec 2004 22:20:44



You have "zero chair"? "zero desk"? That doesn't especially sound like
correct (American) English to me. Singular is used for one item.
Plural is used for not-one items.

Paul Lalli
 
 
 

grammar function [OT - English Grammar]

Post by ? the Plat » Sun, 12 Dec 2004 14:30:52

"Paul Lalli" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:




I have three chairs.
I have two chairs.
I have I chair;
I have no chairs;


Looks like it.

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grammar function [OT - English Grammar]

Post by Matt Garri » Mon, 13 Dec 2004 03:23:11


Looks are always deceiving:

You have no senses at all
You have no sense at all

Matt
 
 
 

grammar function [OT - English Grammar]

Post by Ke Olai Li » Mon, 13 Dec 2004 05:07:52

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 13:23:11 -0500, "Matt Garrish"







Strange things also happens when one also deals with non-whole
numbers:

I now have 2 1/2 (two-and-a-half) chair, after you partyed here last
night.
I now have 2.5 chairs, after you partyed here last night.

(At least so it goes in Norwegian :)

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