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Everyone is Happy

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.. being singular. Why?

At first, I was not happy that ‘everyone’ is happy being singular. Why does not it say: everyone are happy?

I asked him the question. I thought I had strong reason, great argument to defeat grammar that had existed for centuries.

There is a sense of lots in ‘everyone’. I always thought that when we said ‘everyone’, we were talking about people.

“No, it doesn’t work that way”, he said. “Everyone refers to each individual, it’s not like we add each individual to a collection so that it becomes a plural noun.”

I actually got it when he explained it that way. I should have said thank you, but I didn’t.

I needed object to hit. I just needed to cry so bad that I picked up a fight, a ridiculous fight… over English grammar. I threw all arguments that I could think of and persisted that everyone should be a plural.

He was very patient. He kept explaining and giving his own arguments. He didn’t let me to hold on the wrong answer. He tried his best to guide me. That was the way he responded to my English question. That was the way he raised me.

I did cry. :p

Now, I am very happy that ‘everyone’ is happy being singular. I’ve got myself a memory of him. It is priceless.

Should he be right here, right now, what would I do?

.. ask him what tenses to use if I want to tell, in narrator mode, a fact that still happens to the day when the story is told? Like the italic lines above.. I can pick up another fight over that.

Or better.. I can simply say,

Happy birthday, Pa!

November 28

Written by Elfira Y S

November 28th, 2008 at 9:13 am

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Blue Tiger Does Exist

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Elfira Yolanda Sinaga 09/11/1985

I'm a blue tiger!!

You are Blue Tiger, who is cheerful and straight forward person, but you also possess pure and clean atmosphere. You are very active, and don’t flirt with men and are not cautious towards them. You are open-minded person with big warm heart. You can make decent decisions and have observing eyes. You are also intelligent and self confident. Nevertheless you are not very good at quick decision makings, and tend not to act before you are convinced thoroughly. But once convinced, you will go the whole way. You are very popular, because of the way in which you don’t show favoritism and you can make decisions on reason. Unlike your cheerfulness, you tend to be very sensitive and tend to worry needlessly. You seem like a romantic type, but you are very realistic and don’t go following your dreams forever. You are actually thinking a lot about your future. Although you seem like a big-sister type, you can be conservative towards men. You have good sense, but your interests are rather old fashioned. When you are in a difficulty, there will always be someone to help you. [wow.. lucky me!] Those who received lots of help from the others tend to become warm hearted, and take care of the other people well. You tend to link love and marriage. And you wish for the two to become one. Even if you get married, you tend to find activity outside home, so it will be good for you to keep a distance.

Taken from here.

Written by Elfira Y S

November 19th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

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November 9 [23]

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I cast all my cares upon You, I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet. And any time I don’t know just what to do, I will cast all my cares upon You. [Cares Chorus]

wow, is short writing my new style? hh…

Written by Elfira Y S

November 9th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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