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navi
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:15:03 AM
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Which are correct:

1) There's one too many guitarists in our band.

2) If there's one too many of anything, throw it out.
3) If there's one too many of anyone, tell them to leave.
4) If there's one too many people, tell that person to leave.


Gratefully,
Navi
pjharvey
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:31:48 AM
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I think they are all correct.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:05:01 AM

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I say - Not 3

If a band should have 2 guitars then 3 is one two many.
The same for a maximum number of anything (ie of any one item - no more than 300 pairs of shoes, Mrs Marcos)
Or for a maximum number of people (the room is only insured for a capacity of 10 people - not even 101. Make that last person leave.


By not anyone.
Any one person is a specific person. You can't have more than one of a single person. Each person is unique. There cannot be more than one of anyone.
(edited to correct confusing typo)


[Unless this is sci-fi clones, and only a certain number of clones of the same person are allowed - "only five Thars allowed in the room at a time, no more than that!" Otherwise they will eat all the ice cream! Whistle ]

Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:53:33 AM

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Seriously, has thar's account been hacked?
pjharvey
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:36:57 AM
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thar wrote:
I say - Not 3

If a band should have 2 guitars then 3 is one two many.
The same for a maximum number of anything (ie of any one item - no more than 300 pairs of shoes, Mrs Marcos)
Or for a maximum number of people (the room is only insured for a capacity of 10 people - not even 101. Make that last person leave.


By not anyone.
Any one person is a specific person. You can't have more than one of a single person. Each person is unique. There cannot be more than one of anyone.
(edited to correct confusing typo)


[Unless this is sci-fi clones, and only a certain number of clones of the same person are allowed - "only five Thars allowed in the room at a time, no more than that!" Otherwise they will eat all the ice cream! Whistle ]





After stopping laughing (which took quite some time), I have realized that I had answered too hastily. Actually your reasoning does make sense: one too many of anyone is an absurd concept!
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