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victor
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      10-14-2010
On 14/10/2010 12:51 p.m., Allistar wrote:
> Sweetpea wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:53:42 +1300, Enkidu wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, Microsoft provide

>>
>> "Microsoft" (like all proper nouns) is a noun in in its singular form. In
>> singular form it takes verbs in singular form. Thus you say "Microsoft
>> provides" not "Microsoft provide".
>>
>> If you are intending to refer to multiple employees within that
>> corporation then you say "Microsoft's employees provide...".
>>
>> If you try to suggest that "Microsoft" is a so-called "collective" noun
>> then you are incorrect. There is no such a thing as a "collective" noun.
>> There are only nouns that have number (i.e. have forms to represent one
>> or more than one - "flower/flowers", "person/persons", "people/peoples"),
>> nouns that do not have number ("flour", "milk", "butter", "sheep",
>> "cattle", "sand", "Pajamas"), and a small handful of irregular nouns
>> which have number but their form is the same for one and more than one.

>
> I think that entire post is hypocritical given your repeated use of the term
> "Micro$oft" with the adolescent $ instead of the correct "s".


A good reason to kill-file the bitch, please stop quoting her.
 
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      10-14-2010
On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:51:11 +1300, Allistar wrote:

> Sweetpea wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:53:42 +1300, Enkidu wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, Microsoft provide

>>
>> "Microsoft" (like all proper nouns) is a noun in in its singular form.
>> In singular form it takes verbs in singular form. Thus you say
>> "Microsoft provides" not "Microsoft provide".
>>
>> If you are intending to refer to multiple employees within that
>> corporation then you say "Microsoft's employees provide...".
>>
>> If you try to suggest that "Microsoft" is a so-called "collective" noun
>> then you are incorrect. There is no such a thing as a "collective"
>> noun. There are only nouns that have number (i.e. have forms to
>> represent one or more than one - "flower/flowers", "person/persons",
>> "people/peoples"), nouns that do not have number ("flour", "milk",
>> "butter", "sheep", "cattle", "sand", "Pajamas"), and a small handful of
>> irregular nouns which have number but their form is the same for one
>> and more than one.

>
> I think that entire post is hypocritical given your repeated use of the
> term "Micro$oft" with the adolescent $ instead of the correct "s".


Have you got early-onset Alzheimer's?


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