OT: Grammar Police (was [CR]Cirque du Cyclisme update!)

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Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 08:41:41 -0500
From: "Steve Freides" <steve@fridayscomputer.com>
Organization: Friday's Computer, Inc.
To: GandJFahey@aol.com
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: OT: Grammar Police (was [CR]Cirque du Cyclisme update!)
References: <fd.1e21eb5.27ae2f8d@aol.com>

GandJFahey@aol.com wrote, in part:
> There's only 48 rooms ...

Forgive the off-topic post from the Grammar Police, but if you undo the contraction "there's" you get "there is", which becomes, "There _is_ only 48 rooms" which ought to be "There _are_ only 48 rooms" which means you ought to say, "There're only 48 rooms." I hear this all the time, even in radio advertisements, and it drives me crazy.

Steve "corrections are welcomed" Freides