Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, regarding QT’s reminder that there is always a “the” in front of the Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. John Smith, writes:
“You might also point out that ‘Reverend’ is a title, an adjective, and should not be used as a noun, as in the following news story: ‘A reverend braved dizzying heights to bless a new cross on the roof of St Lawrence Chapel in Warminster.’ “
And is it time for QT’s triennial reminder that the plural of “alma mater” is “almae matres”?
And one new reminder:
A statue isn’t sculpted.
It is sculptured.
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