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Re: Simon blogs
« Reply #300 on: July 19, 2021, 10:12:55 PM »
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« Reply #301 on: July 20, 2021, 03:53:19 AM »
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("It is the strongest of any weapon!" while I insist that this must be written "It is the strongest of all weapons!")

I suggest a quick read into descriptive vs prescriptive in linguistics. ;)

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« Reply #302 on: July 23, 2021, 06:13:34 AM »
Personally, I would consider both to be correct. If I were forced to choose one I would probably go with the "all weapons" version instead of the "any weapon" version, but I would not cite grammar as the reason for choosing it. You could also just say that "It is the strongest weapon" if you want to be concise. You could also go with something like "It is the strongest weapon in existence" or something along those lines. Really, the meaning is the same between all the variants, and it's just a matter of personal preference.