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on 2/9/00 9:59 AM, Wollenberger, David at David -dot- Wollenberger -at- sterling -dot- com
> Which is correct and why?
> The contents of the table entry area are unpredictable when no match is
> The contents of the table entry area is unpredictable when no match is
I would write
1) The contents of the table entry area are unpredictable...
2) The content of the table entry area is unpredictable...
My choice would depend on what I wanted to emphasize.
If I wanted to emphasize the stuff in the table entry area, I'd use 1. If I
wanted to emphasize the table entry area itself, I'd use 2.
Unfortunately, I'm having a difficult time putting the "why" into words, and
my dictionary was no help.
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