Re: "Is exceeded" acceptable grammar?

Subject: Re: "Is exceeded" acceptable grammar?
From: Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:36:48 -0500

Hi, Patty :-)

> Wonder if anyone would be willing to chime in and help settle a friendly
> argument here. One of my project managers enjoys catching tech writers
> making grammar errors.
> What is your opinion of the following sentence: "The application stops
> the Windows Installer service when the spool limit is exceeded."
> The PM believes I should have said "was exceeded".

If you change it to "The application stopped...", then "was exceeded"
would be correct. Otherwise, it's fine as is.

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