Re: Help with sentence structure...

Subject: Re: Help with sentence structure...
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 10:41:12 GMT

Sue Heim asks:
>>
Which of the following is 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
<<

How many numbers? One number. Therefore the first is the correct
version.

I'd rewrite it to say '...more may be required if many records are
retrieved' because that is shorted and clearer.

Iain
iharrison -at- sct -dot- co -dot- uk


Previous by Author: Re: Procedural Steps
Next by Author: Re: Brit/US colon-vs-semicolon
Previous by Thread: Re: Help with sentence structure...
Next by Thread: Online Course in Technical Writing


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads