RE: Grammar question - is vs are

Subject: RE: Grammar question - is vs are
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: 'Richard Mateosian' <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 10:55:50 -0700

Richard Mateosian wrote:

> If "pop-ups, javascript, and flash" is the name of an option, say "is."
> Otherwise, "are." ...RM

Well, FF has no option/setting with that name. But if it did, I'd write the sentence in such a way as to make clear that I'm referring to the label of a control in the GUI:

"Make sure the *Pop-ups, JavaScript, and Flash* option is enabled."

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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