RE: Dubya style sentence formulation

Subject: RE: Dubya style sentence formulation
From: Matt Floyd <Floyd -at- ORsoftware -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 11:44:26 -0500

In response to Matt Floyd's presidential-style sentence structure question
that we all have on occasion, APEERY -at- FAMILYDOLLAR>COM said:

I like the second option - why does it stink?


> "Select the Group Name that you want to change the item order for."
>
> "Select the Group Name for which you want to change the item order."
>
>

I guess I am afraid of whiches since that Blair Which thing...

Thanks for all who posted with suggestions. Without proper context, it was
difficult to answer my question. I am trying to stay compact here, so I may
go with "whose", like Geoff Hart, Susan Guttman, and Auri Poso said:

"Select the Group Name whose item order you want to change."

Whose, in my mind, was always related to inanimate objects. Thanks for the
clarification. The that/which question does not really apply here, because
the words are not directly interchangeable in this phrase. "..that item
order..."

Thanks again!

Matt Floyd




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