Trivia Quiz

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It is and no.
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Reg Parnell
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Nope.
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andrew wrote:Nope.

You may have to qualify your question. The first F1 race was in 1950 and Reg Parnell was indeed 38 when he competed in that race.
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smokin wrote:
andrew wrote:Nope.

You may have to qualify your question. The first F1 race was in 1950 and Reg Parnell was indeed 38 when he competed in that race.


Oops should have said American driver. :blush:
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andrew wrote:Right before I get gazumped again by unethical competition players, which driver made their F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Which driver made HIS F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?
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madbrad wrote:
andrew wrote:Right before I get gazumped again by unethical competition players, which driver made their F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Which driver made HIS F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Unless women drivers are meant to be included there :wink:
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darwin dali wrote:
madbrad wrote:
andrew wrote:Right before I get gazumped again by unethical competition players, which driver made their F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Which driver made HIS F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Unless women drivers are meant to be included there :wink:

If female specific, HER would be correct. If the gender is non specific, HIS is actually(surprisingly) correct to cover both sexes, but HIS OR HER is also acceptable.


The students were advised that each must bring his lunchbox on Monday.

In a class presumably populated by both sexes, HIS is the correct word to use. If it were an all girl class and the reader knew that, then HER would be correct.

The students were advised that each must bring their lunchboxes on Monday.

that is sloppy and incorrect grammar. THEIR always refers to a plurality of people, and the word EACH made the subject singular. If I asked you to bring THEIR lunchbox, I would be asking you to bring a lunchbox that belongs to some group of people that is not you.
So the question is asking what driver made a debut of someone else, and more than one person. It makes no sense. Regardless of whether it makes sense to me, thogh, it is incorrect.
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Just answer the :censored: question. :whip:
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andrew wrote:
smokin wrote:
andrew wrote:Nope.

You may have to qualify your question. The first F1 race was in 1950 and Reg Parnell was indeed 38 when he competed in that race.


Oops should have said American driver. :blush:


If you're not counting the Indy 500, Rodger Ward?
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Denthúl wrote:
andrew wrote:
smokin wrote:
andrew wrote:Nope.

You may have to qualify your question. The first F1 race was in 1950 and Reg Parnell was indeed 38 when he competed in that race.


Oops should have said American driver. :blush:


If you're not counting the Indy 500, Rodger Ward?


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Yeah, uh. That's me done. I had to resort to stats for that... :hehe:
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If no one's got it by tommorrow evening I'll post the answer and and easier question.
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madbrad wrote:
darwin dali wrote:
madbrad wrote:
andrew wrote:Right before I get gazumped again by unethical competition players, which driver made their F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Which driver made HIS F1 debut at the ripe old age of 38?

Unless women drivers are meant to be included there :wink:

If female specific, HER would be correct. If the gender is non specific, HIS is actually(surprisingly) correct to cover both sexes, but HIS OR HER is also acceptable.


The students were advised that each must bring his lunchbox on Monday.

In a class presumably populated by both sexes, HIS is the correct word to use. If it were an all girl class and the reader knew that, then HER would be correct.

The students were advised that each must bring their lunchboxes on Monday.

that is sloppy and incorrect grammar. THEIR always refers to a plurality of people, and the word EACH made the subject singular. If I asked you to bring THEIR lunchbox, I would be asking you to bring a lunchbox that belongs to some group of people that is not you.
So the question is asking what driver made a debut of someone else, and more than one person. It makes no sense. Regardless of whether it makes sense to me, thogh, it is incorrect.


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I was taught the same as madbrad, by perhaps the most intelligent person i have ever met. Female, funnily enough.
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