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Subject:Re: plurals in acronyms--avoiding the problem From:Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:33:12 -0500 (EST)
--- Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I say avoid the problem entirely - write "You can set guidelines for
XYZ locations with..."
Wherever there is likely to be an argument or confusion, this is the
right course. I teach English in the community college in Ottawa,
Canada, and while dispelling myths about I and me, and whether you can
start a sentence with because, I provide cautionary tales from my
workplace experience of being challenged by less literate but more
powerful supervisors on things where I was right, but where their vague
memories of English as it was taught to them collided with what I was
Walk away and re-write so that the issue disappears.
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