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Re: USAGE: No rants! (USAGE: di"f"thong)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 13:03
On 5/30/06, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> >Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...> wrote: > >But then again, what would happen to "there", "their" and "they're"? > > You can forget about "they're." No one seems to use it any more, > substituting "there's" even when the subject is plural. Look through > past messages.
Uhm, that's not "they're" (short for "they are"). That's "there're", short for "there are". Which is, indeed, largely replaced by "there is"/"there's" in idiomatic English, but that has nothing to do with "they're", which is still quite alive and well in popular use. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>