RE: poor/misleading signage

Subject: RE: poor/misleading signage
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:27:35 -0600

Milan Davidovic wrote:

> I don't think that the "rules" of English grammar (such as
> they are) allow you to make an elliptical clause by dropping
> "must be":
> "Weapons [must be] concealed, or otherwise are prohibited on
> these premises.
> Or did you have something else in mind?

How about the imperative? Cell phones off. No smoking. Weapons

But if you want to be picky, the phrase "or otherwise are" would be a
good place to start. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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