Re: Yet one more - really need an explanation for this one

Subject: Re: Yet one more - really need an explanation for this one
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 13:21:38 -0500

There are a couple of problems as others have said. The first one is verb
tense agreement. The second problem is (I think, unless XX Systems is the
company name) is that the true doer of the action is implied.

Two options:

1. Informal - "We develop XX Systems based on over 10 years of
research."
2. Formal - "CompanyName develops XX System products based on over 10
years of research."


Both are also stronger statements.

Good luck!
PT

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Deborah Hemstreet <
dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I have a sentence that reads:
>
> XX Systems were developed based on over 10 years of research ...
>
> The client wants:
>
> XX Systems *are *developed based on over 10 years of research ...
>
> I am certain that "are" is incorrect here, but don't know how to explain
> this. Can you help?
>
> Thanks
>
> Deborah
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Follow-Ups:

References:
GUI Elements defined: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)
Re: GUI Elements defined: From: Gregory P Sweet
Re: GUI Elements defined: From: Chris Morton
Grammar (again!): From: Deborah Hemstreet
Yet one more - really need an explanation for this one: From: Deborah Hemstreet

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