LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||28/JUL/2007 9:16 AM|
|Assunto:||grammar: morally constrained at|
Could anyone tell me if the grammatical construction of this sentence is correct?
"No one seemed to be morally constrained at the possibility of indulging themselves in pleasures bought with illegally acquired money."
You would not change the form of the verb 'seemed' to 'seems' - No distinction exists between 'persons' in this form of the verb (she loved / they loved)
I don't think the alteration of 'themselves' is correct either - where gender is not distinguished 'they / them etc' is acceptable to cover for singular forms in standard english
The only thing that struck me is 'constrained at' - i would use 'constrained by' - but this is personal preference and not some grammar rule
the sentence appears fine
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