RE: Singular or Plural?

Subject: RE: Singular or Plural?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:44:27 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin McLauchlan

> > "The group provides high-level analysis of
> > internal specifications and technical assistance..."
> Well then, if you want to get _picky_... :-)
> I would insert a comma after "specifications",
> so that the sentence says that the group provides two
> things - analysis(es) and assistance.
> Otherwise, your version says to me that the group
> analyzes internal specifications, and analyzes
> technical assistance. Hmm?

To me it says "The group provides" analysis of internal specs and technical
assistance." Of course, the original poster's sentence didn't have what
Janice added.

Bonnie Granat


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