I went to Chester at the weekend and saw this remarkable sight:
What’s going on there then? What’s the situation in Doncaster M&S? What about the supermarkets/shops that you use or work in?
There’s plenty of online discussions of this issue, which is a favourite of the prescriptivist brigade.
What about the grammatical status of the title of this post?
an easy way to solve this debate – don’t shop at marks n spencer or just don’t by less than 5 items!it’s not rocket science!ya get me?!
Sharp as a tack, as always, Mr Matthews!
Now how about really impressing me by showing what grammatical issues might be raised with regard to the title of the post?
Hrumph. No-one ever did spot the ‘have/has’, ‘it/they’ dichotomy (actually not strictly a dichotomy at all; dilemma maybe?), or question whether there should perhaps be a ‘do’ at the end.
Hedging their bets against the Mr We-were-educated-properly from Tunbridge Wells no doubt! I hate the use of less with countable nouns but fewer is more cumbersome to say and write so I suppose it has to go!!