Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 06:20:31 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: "One of the x that has/have"?
BETHANY DUMAS wrote:
In a squib on Colin Powell (p. 35), this sentence occurs:
"One of the fictions that have grown out of the constant interviewing
of Reed and other arbiters of right-wing political correctness is
that Amerians vote for a Presidential candidate mainly because of where
he stands on certain clearly defined isues."
It seems to me that the semantic sense of the sentence calls for a
"One of the fictions that has" construction. If a student handed me that
sentence, I am certain I would mark it and have a little talk with her about
How about it? Is the NYorker slipping? Or am I?
New Yorker is slipping.
On this subject, a lawyer friend has suggested that since the U.S.
titled persons from holding political office, that Colin Powell is ineligible
for having been knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
I was walking with another man a few days ago when an older, black man asked:
"Would one of y'alls help me with this?"
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL