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Anyone ... they ...

Posted by TheFallen on May 20, 2003

In Reply to: Anyone ... they ... posted by R. Berg on May 20, 2003

: : Believe it or not, this sentence was in an article on the Opinion page in today's Times:
: : 'Anyone, whoever they are, could be a ... star in the movies.'

: Pitiful. That could have been corrected so easily by deleting "whoever they are."

...or, if one felt one desperately needed to intensify the phrase, by replacing the execrably incorrect "whoever they are" with "no matter who".