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Remi Villatel wrote:


>/The:DSTR Shaqueans have already gone in space at least once./
>= All the Shaqueans have already gone in space at least once.
>
>A collective plural on "the Shaqueans" would mean they already left several 
>times their planet all together so that there was no Shaquean left on it. 
>Strange migratory birds!  ;-)
>

Wouldn't the collective also mean "At least one Shaquean has already gone in 
space at least once" in the same sense we say "Humans walked on the moon" 
and that it is neither each of us separately or at the same time that did 
this, but only the whole mankind represented by some of its members?

Or Would you say such thing by another form?

- Max