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Jul
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comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@CoolGuy I did point out the issue, in my prior comment with both links, to you, see here meta.stackexchange.com/questions/261359/…
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@CoolGuy Yes, there is an ELU post. See the answer.
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@santiago Fortran syntax fights are awesomely funny!
Jul
25
awarded Nice Question
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
Thank you for addressing my question completely, with two separate paragraphs. I think that "about" is reflexive here, so you need to have it acting on something. Regardless, now I understand what you said originally in your comment on the question, about archaic usage!
Jul
25
reviewed Close Are there instances when a new term has been purposely introduced into the language and actually put to use?
Jul
25
reviewed Close What is word for a person who is very calm but also merciless?
Jul
25
reviewed Close "Someone of Company" or "Someone from Company"
Jul
25
reviewed Close Negative-connotation word for someone who is straight-edge?
Jul
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does "on a hiding to nothing" mean?
Jul
25
reviewed RejectAndEdit suggested edit on How and when did American spelling supersede British spelling in the US?
Jul
25
revised How and when did American spelling supersede British spelling in the US?
Changed run-on sentence with commas into four separate sentences
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M Regardless of that, the sentence remains incorrect. Look at my third suggestion, where I suggested the grammatically incorrect plural but still corrected the other part of the sentence. I don't see any point in debating this in comments on the questions. I'd rather respond further to answers.
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
SE doesn't have its own grammar, separate from the rest of the world. EL&U SE uses correct English grammar. Meta SE should too.
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M There isn't a singular they. They is plural. Check my rep on EL&U SE please. I assure you that I have shown adequate effort in understanding correct versus incorrect grammar.
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@NathanTuggy I know it isn't! I wasn't referring to an air of mystery. I am referring to "about them" or "about themselves". User is singular. Them or themselves is plural.
Jul
25
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
@inɒzɘmɒЯ.A.M What is an incorrection? Also, what does your second bullet point mean, "Now this fits 1 well"?
Jul
24
comment Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
It is not old-fashioned English. There isn't noun-verb agreement! X is singular, while Y is plural.
Jul
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asked Why is the blank profile sentence not grammatically correct?
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