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A Word on Grammar

February 15, 2004

As a former UPI newsman, English teacher and journalism major, I found my heart skipping a beat when I read the cover of the Jan. 25 issue: "One in eight Americans now live in California." What's next? "Between he and I"? Singular subjects require singular verbs, i.e., "One in eight Americans now lives in California."

Rick Harrison

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