Why is the singular pronoun seemingly destined for extinction?
I've noticed this a lot recently on the BBC, with sentences like "Parliament are debating the Corn Laws today" or "Chelsea are being relegated".
This no doubt came about by way of a sort of contraction - the implication being "members of Parliament are..." etc. This does however seem to have spread like bacteria after a sneeze.
Today I read a review on MWI which has the sentence, "Slightly souring are the English translation of the liner-notes."
Am I the only one concerned about little 'is'?
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