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|03-20-2012, 10:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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So, I saw this sentence:
"The oldest have begun to speak, or so I'm told."
It's a piece of dialog, and when I read it I think it's being plural, even though in context it refers to an individual.
Does "oldest" have any sort of plurality? The dictionary I use didn't indicate as such, but I would want to change that sentence to either:
"The eldest has begun to speak, or so I'm told."
"The oldest one has begun to speak, or so I'm told."
IDK . . .
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