Subject: Re: [PATCH] maint.mk: prohibit common grammar error: "all these"
Date: Monday 11th June 2012 00:16:53 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On 06/10/2012 12:56 PM, Jim Meyering wrote: > Can anyone think of a common way to use "all these" that is > not in error? Yes, lots: Tired with all these, for restful death I cry -- Shakespeare, Sonnet 66, line 1 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in their heart. -- Luke 2:19 (King James Version) The complaint ... about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these _objets modernes_, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. -- E.B. White, "Fitting In", The New Yorker, 1934-06-09 I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. -- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1951 All these examples are perfectly good English, and there's no need to remove all those instances of "all these" from gnulib.