Hi! again this is from 1984 (George Orwell). A number of The Times which might, because of changes in political alignment, or mistaken prophecies uttered by Big Brother, have been rewritten a dozen times still stood on the files bearing its original date, and no other copy existed to contradict it. Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made. I'm wondering what does it here indicate? Does it imply its original date or The Times? If it should be The Times, shouldn't it be replaced by them (because 'A number of The Times' is plural)? Thanks in advance!