Grammar B

me:  sounds way cooler if you call it a metabase
 Dustin:  that makes it sound like a drug
 Sent at 3:21 PM on Wednesday
 me:  so way cooler
you guys should have a party next friday to celebrate phil’s freedom
 Dustin:  haha
that exact idea — and name — has been discussed
 me:  isn’t that an annoying construction
because you’re never sure if it’s has or have
because the emdashes imply substitution, not plurality
but then when you get to the “has” you are confused and think, shouldn’t that have been “have”? because you have scanned the sentence as if the emdashes were commas
but they are not. they are emdashes.
 Sent at 3:23 PM on Wednesday

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