Re: Commas & Quotes: responses

Subject: Re: Commas & Quotes: responses
From: merrill -at- HYPERION -dot- PDIAL -dot- INTERPATH -dot- NET
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 01:20:35 GMT

> Richard Mateosian <srm -at- c2 -dot- org> writes:

> The "not OK" example was

> First select "Edit", and then "Cut".

> This has the structure of a compound sentence, but the second part, 'then
> "Cut,"' is not a complete sentence, because "Cut" is not a verb; it's the
> name of a menu item. ...RM

... the understood verb being "select". If we are going to countenance any
degree of latitude, this would seem to slip through as well.

Gary Merrill

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