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Re: Heads up: comments from CSS WG on XForms *are* coming...

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 11:06:21 +0100
Message-ID: <15476.50845.96038.337204@jfouffa.inria.fr>
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: <www-forms-editor@w3.org>, <w3c-css-wg@w3.org>
Steven Pemberton writes:
> > 7) Grammar error: "they" referring to a singular referent.
> 
> This is not an error. See:
> 
> http://www.crossmyt.com/hc/linghebr/sgtheirl.html

Doesn't matter when it was used first or whether it is recorded in the
OED or not; if it confuses readers or if it sounds wrong, it *is*
wrong. As Kingsley Amis said: "when in doubt, rewrite!"


Bert
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