We historians speak English.
Subject "We", modified by "historians"
Predicate "speak", modified by "English"
St. Peter heard a knock at the pearly gates:
St. Peter: "Who is it?"
Supplicant: "It is I"
St. Peter: "Oh GREAT. Another English teacher."
On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 16:27:14 GMT, "U-CDK_CHARLES\\Charles" <"Charles
Go back one step further. The statement preceding "some of us even
speak English," which was, "You should have more faith in old
The implied subject makes the sentence read:
Some of us [cabinetmakers] even speak English.
Echoing that sentiment, the correct implied sentence is:
Ditto, [some of] us historians.
I don't really care. I always laugh at the we/us-I/me contortions
anyway. Usually the simple test is to add or drop a word and it makes
it clear to all. Like newscasters saying at the break, "join Joyce and
me with local news..." So many people want to make it "I".
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote an essay about hogwash and
claptrap which I, in the interests of brevity and integrity, have snipped:
It appears that Jeremy T. has scaped the very fiber of many wRECker
beings this morning. This seems to occur whenever his lover, Nanny,
bleats out the standard headache excuse for not engaging in amorous
pursuits. Better luck tomorrow, Jeremy T.
p.s. Remember DFTFT is an acronym meaning Don't Feed The Trolls.
Looks like our little friend has found a home at Delta Newsgroups...I just
dropped them a note asking about AUP and informing them that the abuse
address seems to be forged. Will see what we get. Sooner or later he/she
will have to get a life.
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