10 OCTOBER 1970, Page 19

Vote for Laura Norder!

Sir: But the seemingly obvious difference between singular and plural has been in almost total confusion for many years.

No modern writer, not even an Army expert, has ever got himself into such a mess as did the trans- lators of the Authorised Version of the Bible at the end of the 18th Chapter of St Matthew's Gospel. Let me quote it:

So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. P. N. L. Lycett South Lodge, Copthorne, Crawley, Sussex