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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  02/JUN/2003 10:12 AM
Assunto:  'It' as a neutral singular pronoun
 
Mensagem:  Just a curiosity

Why do English speakers not use "it" as a kind of non-specific singular pronoun?

And why are there three geners for singular and just one for plural in English? Were there more pronouns for plural in the past?

José Roberto


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Is it correct?  –  Ronaldo Cardoso  01/JUN/2003, 8:38 AM
Re: Is it correct?  –  m robertson  01/JUN/2003, 9:20 AM
 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  José Roberto  02/JUN/2003, 10:12 AM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  Miguel Vieira  02/JUN/2003, 4:31 PM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 6:29 PM
Re: Is it correct?  –  Roberto Gomes  03/JUN/2003, 9:27 AM
Re: Political correctness  –  Miguel Vieira  01/JUN/2003, 3:38 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  Elsa  01/JUN/2003, 6:07 PM
pronoun deficiency  –  m robertson  01/JUN/2003, 11:25 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 7:58 AM
Re: Political correctness  –  Miguel Vieira  02/JUN/2003, 4:18 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 6:22 PM
Re: Is it correct?  –  André Oliveira  02/JUN/2003, 9:36 AM

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