Re: Another Grammar Question

Subject: Re: Another Grammar Question
From: "Mary T. Shaw" <smartblonde57 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:57:43 -0700 (PDT)

--- trm -at- telusplanet -dot- net wrote:
> My sentence: Factors that are the same across all
> pipelines and internal
> companies are only included in this form.
> Summer Students: Only factors that are the same
> across all pipelines and
> internal companies are included in this form.
> I don't feel the sentence meaning is changed when
> the word "only" is moved.
> I feel my sentence may be correct, but her sentence
> sounds better. I also
> feel this may be a style issue.

I agree with Summer Student.

Your sentence implies that factors that are the
same.... are only included in this form [and, it would
follow, are not included anywhere else or dealt with
anywhere else].

Summer Student's sentence structure commnicates that
only certain elements (i.e., a limited set) are

Does that make sense?


-- Mary T. Shaw

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