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Re^5: The Germanic language form

by menolly (Hermit)
on Jun 04, 2007 at 22:15 UTC ( #619245=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: The Germanic language form
in thread The Germanic language form

Assuming that both questions regard replacing Kim, unless it's known to the audience that Carol is a male (unusual, but not unknown), then "With whom does Kim think that Carol hopes that Jim says that her coworkers would like management to replace her?" is ambiguous, and violates the grammar rules I was taught. Because the antecedent of the pronoun is not the nearest appropriately-gendered noun, one must replace "her" with "Kim" to be painfully correct.

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Discipulus fears to ears this in German..
[LanX]: missing for month
[LanX]: D : Oberbefehlshaber
[GotToBTru]: yeah, thats the story I remember. some card the President is supposed to carry around at all times
[GotToBTru]: I suppose the actual details about what is necessary to actually do something is kept fuzzy deliberately
[LanX]: the interview was with the guy who designed the process
[LanX]: in the 70s
[GotToBTru]: so the font on the card is probably NOT Comic Sans
[GotToBTru]: that's a relief

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