Re: Query

Subject: Re: Query
From: "John A. Newman" <johnn -at- OTG -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 09:12:00 -0500

You're right. You must be an editor, not a writer ;-).

John Newman
OTG Software
johnn -at- otgsoftware -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gurudutt Kamath [SMTP:guruk -at- giasbm01 -dot- vsnl -dot- net -dot- in]
Sent: Friday, December 19, 1997 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: Query

Hello all!

Just thought I will add my two bits.

The it's error is the most common error made in Indian technical writing.
Of course, I've seen this error in writings from other parts of the world

Thanks, John, for pointing that it is in Elements of Style also. Must
read it again.

What is interesting to me is that no one has suggested to Meena that:
not get rid of the its. Like, I would have done. When in argument with
boss -- leave it out! I think the sentence should still work without the

Guru, or

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