Re: Help with sentence structure...

Subject: Re: Help with sentence structure...
From: Sue Heim <sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 11:18:55 PST

I wanted to know which was "correct:"
> ...more may be required if a high number of records *is* retrieved
> ...more may be required if a high number of records *are* retrieved

Interestingly enough, folks are divided on this issue (almost half 'n
half, as a matter of fact).

Grammatically, if you follow all the rules, the first way *is*
correct. But it sounds awkward. So... my solution? I chickened out
and rewrote the darned thing to
...more may be required if many records are retrieved

Thanks for all your input!! Now, could someone please send me some
sunshine? <grin>

...sue
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Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com


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