Re: "Is exceeded" acceptable grammar?

Subject: Re: "Is exceeded" acceptable grammar?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:25:43 -0800

Are you kidding? Your PM can't see the verb disagreement in "The
application stops the ... service when the ... limit was exceeded"?

It's hard to say without seeing the sentence in context, but I'd
probably use the first conditional: "If the ________ exceeds the
________ spool limit, the application stops the Windows Installer

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Blount, Patricia A
<Patricia -dot- Blount -at- ca -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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".
> Patty B.

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