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Subject:Re: Bad sentence #2 From:John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> To:Margaret Cekis <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net> Date:Fri, 29 May 2015 16:38:10 -0400
Go all imperative n them ... "Install the latest USB drivers to control the
instrument running v. 4.1 firmware."
On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM, Margaret Cekis <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
> Lynne Wright said, "Its still in passive voice, tho. And isn't starting
> the sentence with "Use of" instead of "The use of" grammatically incorrect?
> The use of articles is so ingrained that we notice them only when they are
> missing or misused. It's more a matter of phonics rather than grammar,
> because they're determined phonetically by whether the following sound is a
> vowel or a consonant. A generic noun like "use" doesn't necessarily require
> a definite article (the), and it would sound funny with an indefinite one
> ("a use" or "an use". (This is where my linguistics minor comes out.)
> Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA
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