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McLaren[edit]

Morning! I see you reverted my grammar edit on the McLaren page. The original page was written with a grammatical error in it's use of Between and Among (reference). While use of the words can be confusing sometimes and depends on context, in it's current use it is incorrect and among should be used. In this use, Among is proper since it is used in reference to the McLaren drivers as part of the group that shared the trophies.

It would be fruitless getting into an edit debate on the McLaren page so it can be left as is guess.

Thanks! :)

Derekland (talk) 12:17, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

This post made me smile, thanks. I love people who think they are being all efficient and proper and go about "correcting" grammar, but are in fact making it poorer. As the very reference you cite says: "‘Between’ can also be used to compare or relate more than 2 things, on the premise that they are individually distinct." Had the sentence at the McLaren page been phrased "the McLaren drivers took seven drivers' championships" then you would have been correct in using "among them". However, the drivers are listed individually so "Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna took between them seven drivers' championships" is perfectly fine. As, again, the reference that you cite makes clear, even going so far as to provide you with two examples in the third paragraph. The best bit is that not only were you in the wrong yet still came here to leave a somewhat smug and inappropriately condescending message on my talk page, in doing so you managed to use "it's" in a possessive sense not just once, but twice! Lovely. Misplaced didactic tendencies, incorrect grammar corrections, providing my argument for me, and incorrect grammar usage in a talk page message complaining about incorrect grammar. I think you have created the perfect storm here, and I envy you your ineptitude. To be able to pull this off with a straight face is some kind of talent. Pyrope 04:26, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't being impolite. I was trying to be constructive, and I don't appreciate having my motives belittled with a condescending attitude and name calling. Have a good day. :) Derekland (talk) 11:30, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Louise Goodman[edit]

Hi Pyrope. Thanks for correcting my error on Louise Goodman. The editor who originally added the birth date/place information is still trying to relocate their source for the date - hopefully that might confirm the place as well. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 21:56, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

To be fair, you've corrected hundreds of mine in the last decade so this is just going some small way to repaying the debt! Bye for now. Pyrope 17:07, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

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