Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 18:27:51 +0000

From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET

Subject: Re: one as a pronoun?

At 10:08 AM 11/12/97 +0200, you wrote:

As a foriegner (Russian-speaker) I can only add that the form is rather

popular with us as it allows us to follow the patterns of our language. In

Russian you can build sentences without subject in Passive.

I am told that in Russian two negatives do not make a positive. This was

recently related in the following story:

An English prof was explaining that in English two negatives make a

positive, but in Russian they do not. But in no language do two positives

every make a negative. To which one of the students replied, "Yeah. Right."

Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]