Superfluous modifier contest

Subject: Superfluous modifier contest
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- ATLANTIC-82 -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 12:33:20 -0800

Here are some entries, most taken from Sun's editorial style guide
(*plug* a generic version of which will be published this spring by
SunSoft Press/Prentice Hall *end plug*):

"the birth of a new baby"
add additional options
already exists
check to be sure
create a new
connect (or group) together
edit an existing
still pending

Janice Gelb | The only connection Sun has with this
janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com | message is the return address.

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`Who's better--Kirk or Picard?' threads that *should* scare them."
-- Jim Mullen, _Entertainment Weekly_


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