OT: grammar (was: Re: the honing of Vlad)

Mon Jan 9 13:26:09 PST 2006

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 08:26:09AM -0700, Jeff G. wrote:
> Well, technically, Vlad/Dolivar already was a Dragon, and I would think that
> being houseless in the early days of the empire would teach him fear.
> However, this would go a long way to explaining how Vlad has such insight
> into the "Dragearean Point of View" when dealing with the various houses.
> IIRC correctly, kept in the halls have 4 destinations:
> 1. Those that are complete and ready for whatever purpose the LoJ have are
> retained (Kieron)
> 2. Those that are complete, but still have a purpose are sent back as undead
> (Sethra)
> 3. Those that are flawed, or not needed are kept as servants (Purple Robes)
> or dumped as needed for random reincarnation.
> 4. Those that are not yet complete are sent back to learn the specific
> skills / mindset to serve the purpose the LoJ have set for them. (Vlad)

Is it just me or should those sentences open with "Those who" instead of
"Those that", since the subjects are people?  There should be a grammar
fiend or three on this list who would know.