User talk:Mikeprichard

Let me welcome you properly now!Edit


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Thanks for all of the maintenance edits you've been doing! It really helps out! --AKB Talk Cont Mail 05:52, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the cookie (nom nom)! This site is extremely useful and I've enjoyed it for many years, so I'm happy to contribute in any small way I can. Cheers! Mikeprichard (talk)

There is/There areEdit

Hi Mikeprichard! Thanks for the ongoing grammar cleanups. I've reverted a few instances where you've changed "there is" to "there are" when referring to a series of nouns. The general rule is to use "is" when the first noun in the series is singular; for example, "there is a bandit and a bandit chief" is correct in standard English. I understand there exists some controversy among grammarists regarding this usage in formal English but we tend to go with most common usage on the wiki. —⁠Legoless (talk) 21:37, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! The Collins interpretation linked above is an example of (in my opinion) a very unfortunate contemporary erosion of standard formal English rules. That said, I'm certainly not going to cause a controversy over something as silly as "is" vs. "are" here on this fine site! I'll just let these go from now on. As always, I really appreciate the site admins' hard work to keep the UESP the definitive resource for all things Elder Scrolls. Mikeprichard (talk)
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