[visionlist] [cvnet] [External] Re: Abbreviations

Sedat Ozer sedatist at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 14:32:44 -05 2022


It seems that language is not a purely logical process to consider, and
there is not only one optimal solution (i.e., there is not only one optimal
and proper way to communicate, as the grammar can change from one region to
another). It has its own rules (which can also evolve over time). The good
part: all of the discussed options can be understood. The editing problem
of manuscripts (on the large scale) seems rather a personal choice of
editors, reviewers etc.

Sedat Ozer



On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 9:57 PM Gislin Dagnelie via cvnet <
cvnet at lawton.ewind.com> wrote:

> IMHO, and admittedly as a non-native speaker, "none" is the linguistic
> equivalent of an empty set, so one can assign either singular or plural to
> it.
> Neither is wrong, but plural is definitely the common choice.  Anyone with
> more
> linguistic knowledge, please weigh in.
>
> Gislin
>
>
> On 29 Apr 2022 at 17:56, Todd, James via cvnet <todd.44 at osu.edu> wrote:
>
> I'm sure you are both correct in terms of formal grammar, but "none of
> them was
> removed" sounds weird to my ear, because "was" immediately follows "them".
> I'd
> be curious to know statistically what form of the verb the average speaker
> of
> English would use in that context. The verb change associated with the
> subjunctive is also grammatically correct, but most English speakers do
> not use
> it, at least in the US.
>
> Jim Todd
> ________________________________
> From: Lewis, Terri <lewistl at mcmaster.ca>
> Sent: Friday, April 29, 2022 1:20 PM
> To: Todd, James <todd.44 at osu.edu>
> Cc: Brian Timney <timney at uwo.ca>; Johnson, Chris A <
> chris-a-johnson at uiowa.edu>;
> vabillock <vabillock at att.net>; cvnet at mail.ewind.com <cvnet at mail.ewind.com
> >;
> visionlist at visionscience.com <visionlist at visionscience.com>
>
> As much as I hate to point out your grammatical error, Todd, I shall. The
> sentence toward the end stating " none of them were" should be " none of
> them was" because the subject is singular. Sent from Terri´s iPhone
>
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