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The singular preference

Quennell, Peter

The singular preference

portraits & essays.

by Quennell, Peter

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6033.U4 S56 1952
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223 p.
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6129758M
    LC Control Number53000071
    OCLC/WorldCa1326964

    Preference definition is - the act of preferring: the state of being preferred. How to use preference in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of preference. agreement with collective nouns among the varieties of English. Variation had a slight preference for singular agreement, but appeared to accept the Agreement with collective nouns in Author: Magnus Levin.

      It was the decade of the epicene pronoun, as the usually plural they gained new acceptance with its singular sense as a way to avoid assumptions or make generalizations about gender.. They was declared by the American Dialect Society to be the Word of the Decade at its annual conference in New Orleans on Jan. 3. In early December, they was chosen as Merriam-Webster’s . If you are writing about the action of the paper, use the singular: Watson and Crick () serves as an example of how a breakthrough paper can launch its authors to academic stardom. Usually the issue is not so clear cut, because usually we are simply describing the results from the paper rather talking explicitly about its authors or about.

    Singulair (montelukast) reviews from people of your age and gender for uses like Asthma, Seasonal allergies and Year-round allergies. Skip to: full site navigation. Menu. Singulair. Reviews (montelukast) / 5 average rating with reviews /5().   About “they” as a pronoun of preference, Saller told the ACES audience: “This form of the singular they is not very controversial although it is still not found frequently in either formal or informal writing.” But on “they” as a generic, Chicago, too, holds the line.


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Genre/Form: Essays: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Quennell, Peter, Singular preference. London, Collins, (OCoLC) Singular they is the use in English of the pronoun they or its inflected or derivative forms, them, their, theirs, and themselves (or themself), as an epicene (gender-neutral) singular pronoun.

It typically occurs with an unspecified antecedent, as in sentences such as: "Somebody left their umbrella in the office. Could you please let them know where they can get it?". Singular reference is the relation that a singular term has to a corresponding individual.

For example, "Obama" singularly refer to the current US president. Descriptivism holds that all singular terms refer by means of a concept associated to the term. The current trend is against this. This book explains in detail (mainly for newcomers) why anti-descriptivism became dominant in spite of its Cited by: Pronunciation: (countable) A preference is something that you like more than others.

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"The general hesitancy of grammarians towards accepting singular they is not actually matched by many of their academic colleagues who have researched the usage and its distribution (e.g.

Bodine ; Whitley ; Jochnowitz ; Abbot ; Wales b). Nor indeed is it matched by the lay native speakers of standard English, who show an overwhelming preference for it in contemporary spoken Author: Richard Nordquist. The Singular Preference () Spring In Sicily (), travel book; Selected writings of John Ruskin (), editor; Diversions of History () Hogarth's Progress () Selected Verse and Prose Works Including Letters and Extracts from Lord Byron's Journal and Diaries, ; The Past We Share.

Any books/book you want. Ask Question Asked 2 years, 7 months ago. Active 2 years, 7 months ago. In first sentence word "book" used in singular form. Which means only one book, and no more. In second sentence book is in plural form.i.e many books, more that one.

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It holds a perfectly balanced architecture, setting and gastronomy which integrate. plural of preference(computing) The user-specified settings of parameters in interactive computer software. preference (countable and uncountable, plural preferences) The selection of one thing or person over others (with the main adposition being "for" in relation to the thing or person, but possibly also "of") He has a preference for crisp wines.

The option to so select, and the one selected. In US English, a collective noun such as Amazon would almost always carry singular verbs and pronouns. For example, Amazon sells books. It is a big bookseller. Apple has released a new phone. It sells lots of phones.

In British English, which is the form of English I use, it is more common to use plural verbs and pronouns. Singular propositions (also called ‘‘Russellian propositions’’) are propositions that are about a particular individual in virtue of having that individual as a direct constituent.

This characterization assumes a structured view of propositions — see propositions: structured. Find it. Write it. Cite it. The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format.

It is the indispensable reference for writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers, informing the editorial canon with sound, definitive advice. Over million copies sold! Although collective nouns can be singular or plural, depending on context, keeping them singular is the preference of many writers.

All others should avoid the trap of having it both ways—ideally in the same story, but unquestionably in the same sentence. A brief history of singular ‘they’ Singular they has become the pronoun of choice to replace he and she in cases where the gender of the antecedent – the word the pronoun refers to – is unknown, irrelevant, or nonbinary, or where gender needs to be concealed.

It’s the word we use for sentences like Everyone loves his mother. But that’s nothing new.