Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 18:27:51 +0000 From: Duane Campbell 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]