On 3/20/2013 3:11 PM, Virgil wrote: > 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. >
When it comes to "hide and seek", WM is good against me but intolerably bad with "last lines".