Re: Grammer question

Subject: Re: Grammer question
From: "Susan W Gallagher" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:43:46 -0700

When you pick the sentence apart (as if to diagram it), you see that you're
modifying "computer" with both a prepositional phrase -- "in your network"
-- and a dependent clause -- "that meets requirements". The closer the
phrase is to what it modifies, the better it sounds. When you push the
phrase out past the clause, your ear isn't really sure whether the phrase
goes with the noun in the main part of the sentence - "computer" - or the
noun in the clause - "network". So B would be the better choice.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. <g>
-Sue Gallagher

On 8/28/08, Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
> I can't decide which of the following two expression is preferable:
> A. You can run ingest jobs from any computer that meets requirements in
> your network.
> Vs.
> B. You can run ingest jobs from any computer in your network that meets
> requirements.
> The requirements mentioned pertain to the computer, not the network.
> I am leaning toward B, but I am not sure why. Thoughts?

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