Peculiarities of the English Language

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
It is a writing on the peculiarities of the English Language

Submitted: June 07, 2019

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I was going through a 9th grade English Grammar text and lo I stumbled upon something that is so peculiar, that which disintegrates all that is sensible.

Here is the example: Every Boy and Every Girl is to wear uniform. What is peculiar in this sentence is there are two noun subjects: Every Boy and Every Girl. What is fascinatingly ironic is, the verb is (singular) instead of are  (plural)is used.

Boys and Girls find it difficult to comprehend the meanings.  I wonder who the maestro who created such ambiguities of language?

 


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