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

Kenneth Gorelick pulmon at mac.com
Mon Jan 9 13:50:47 PST 2006

On Jan 9, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Tsarren wrote:

> 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.
> Kat

Paging Dr. Whom! Paging Dr. Whom! When the pronoun is no object!