Re: Another grammar gotcha

Subject: Re: Another grammar gotcha
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:03:55 -0700

How about:

Table*s* X or Y change the loan's...

*...else...*

Table X or Y changes the loan's...


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Downing, David <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>wrote:

> Today at a document review meeting, someone brought to my attention one
> of those sticky points of grammar that I sometimes trip over. The
> context is that there are two tables, which we'll call X and Y that can
> be used to change a loan's interest rate. You use either one or the
> other, but not both. The specific sentence in question is -
>
>
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> For a loan with an introductory rate, Table X or Y change the loan's
> regular rate, leaving the introductory rate unchanged.
>
>
>
> A reviewer thought it should be "changes." I had made it "change"
> because it went with the two tables, but should it be "changes" because
> I'm talking about "Table X or Y," rather than "Tables X and Y"?
>
>
>
> David Downing
>
> Senior Technical Writer
>
> Credit Union Solutions
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> Fiserv
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