Is this sentence OK? (a crash, accident etc.) There are children and women among casualties.
Sep 22, 2018 5:01 PM
Answers · 2
Yes, it's grammatically perfect, and typical of journalese. By convention, though, we put ladies first: "women and children", and "the casualties" because their number is finite.
September 22, 2018
There are women and children among *the* casualties. *The* is necessary because, without it, there is no reference to which casualties we are speaking of.
September 22, 2018
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