RE: reduced relative clause: -ing form vs. which

Subject: RE: reduced relative clause: -ing form vs. which
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <clarifiedmind -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:28:02 -0400


But most grammars and style guides say that a colon should only be used after a complete clause, while in your wording it separates the verb from its direct objects. To be a "proper" list, it should say something like this:
A custom map is a ZIP file that contains the following items: <list contents>

-Fred Ridder


> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:04:53 -0700
> From: clarifiedmind -at- yahoo -dot- com
> Subject: Re: reduced relative clause: -ing form vs. which
> To: yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> I'd probably use "a custom map is a ZIP file that contains: <list contents>" because "that" is the restrictive clause, and because I like bulleted lists where possible.
>
>
> Do good and be well,
>
>
> -j
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
> >
> >
> >Which do you prefer and why:
> >
> >[a] A custom map is a ZIP file containing the following...
> >
> >[b] A custom map is a ZIP file which contains the following...
> >
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Follow-Ups:

References:
reduced relative clause: -ing form vs. which: From: Yves Barbion
Re: reduced relative clause: -ing form vs. which: From: joanne grey

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