Re: IS or ARE

Subject: Re: IS or ARE
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:24:46 -0700

Phil's answer is the definitive one and I believe this question warrants no
further answers or explanations. > Chris

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> I wouldn't know. The "rule" was, "Please no suggestions to rewriting or
> context, or needing more information...I have no choice than to use one of
> them the way it is and it goes out tomorrow, so I have a limited option for
> battles." It seemed easiest to me to do a minor rewrite and remove the "to
> be" sense of "is/are given," rather than try to decide between is and are.
> I don't envy John, right now.
>
> If I was in that position and could not remove the is/are conundrum from
> the sentence, then I would probably just go with "is," delete "of," and
> leave work early. So, make "two months" a qualifier rather than a quantity
> as, "Two months free service is given to a current customer." It sucks.
> Right?
>
>
>
> On 7/25/2012 7:27 AM, Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- L-3com -dot- com wrote:
>
>> Lauren wrote:
>> "I would change to "A current customer receives two months of free
>> service." That rewrite is better for grammar and for marketing because
>> it puts the customer first rather than placing the provider of service
>> first."
>>
>>
>> "A current customer"? Which one? How will a current customer be chosen
>> from among all of the current customers?
>>
>> <ducking>
>> Joyce
>>
>
>
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References:
IS or ARE: From: John Posada
Re: IS or ARE: From: Lauren
RE: IS or ARE: From: Joyce . Fetterman
Re: IS or ARE: From: Lauren

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