[CrackMonkey] RSA patent expiration party
Paul J Collins
sneakums at eircom.net
Tue Aug 8 14:45:50 PDT 2000
>>>>> "Monkey" == Monkey Master <monkeymaster at crackmonkey.org> writes:
Monkey> begin Michael Jennings quotation:
>> > > > > Are you one of the few that has never read Seth's web pages?
>> > If you're referring to a "few", then shouldb't the verb be
>> > "have" instead of "has"?
>> Yes. But he's not. Note the subject of the sentence is "one," not
>> "few." "Few" is the object of the preposition "of." Take out the
>> prepositional phrase, and you get "are you one who has never read
>> Seth's web pages," which is correct.
Monkey> Nono. He's saying:
Monkey> Are you one of the <group>?
Monkey> Where <group> is "the few who have never read Seth's web
Monkey> He's not asking if I'm the one who has never read the pages,
Monkey> he's asking if I'm in this group.
Since the subject is therefore a group, which a thing, shouldn't it
Are you one of the few that has never read Seth's web pages?
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