Re: Is Contents Singular or Plural?

Subject: Re: Is Contents Singular or Plural?
From: iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk (Iain Harrison)
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 08:12 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

> The contents of the table entry area are unpredictable when no match is
> found.
> The contents of the table entry area is unpredictable when no match is
> found.

How about:

When no match is found, it is hard to predict what the table entry area
will contain.

In general, I reckon that if a sentence seems clumsy and inelegant,
that's because it is, and it need re-writing.

--

Iain

iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk
iainh -at- cix -dot- co -dot- uk




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