Tristan McLeay wrote: > > My logic lecturer pointed out that while 'Mary loves John' and 'John is > loved by Mary' mean the same thing, 'everyone loves someone' and 'someone > is loved by everyone' mean different things and so concluded that you > can't apply 'subject' and 'object' to 'everyone' and 'someone'. > > Is that true? Then what would you call the everyone and someone? If not, > what's happening? I think he's confused about syntax vs. semantics. Like the old joke, Which is better: complete happiness in life or a ham sandwich? Answer: a ham sandwich, because Nothing is better than complete happiness in life, but a ham sandwich is better than Nothing. --Ph. D.