In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, William Hughes <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mar 20, 4:24 pm, WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote: > > > I show that every line, that is not the last line, is not needed. > > Nope. You show that it is not necessary for its contents. > This is not the same as not needed.
While WM may not be aware of the fine points of English, when he speaks of "THE last line", in standard English it suggest that there is a last line.
A more proper statement would be: "I show that every line, that is not *a* last line, is not needed." which leaves open the issue of whether there is a last line. --