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comment Is concurrent first person / third person usage absolutely unacceptable?
@FumbleFingers - It sounds kind of funny, but the wincing wasn't there for me: when you talk about the collective effort of a team you're on, it's first person plural, but when you refer what was accomplished by the company, it's third person singular. In which case, this isn't just a question about person as it is person and number--good point.
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comment Is concurrent first person / third person usage absolutely unacceptable?
@FumbleFingers - I've always been thrown by seeing British marketing pieces refer to a company in the plural, since in American usage a corporate entity is treated as an individual. The "are" to you probably seems just as odd as the "is" does to us.