English grammar (Was: Re: r5399 - trunk/BOOK/x/wm)
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Dec 10 15:17:18 PST 2005
Andrew Benton wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hmm...rule 1 looks a bit dodgy, putting a comma before the word and?
> There are some interesting examples on that page though. Thanks for the
> link. English has always been my weak point. I'm slightly dyslexic so I
> appreciate other people reviewing my work.
Rule #1 has gone both ways through the years. I was learned that way!
;-) IIRC, it was discussed before, on list, as well, and decided that
the example you've pointed out is _incorrect_. You'll probably find
both methods scattered throughout the book. I am certainly NOT the
person to ask about grammar, however, I have found Purdue University's
OWL (Online Writing Lab) to be very helpful in the past.
I particularly like this page:
And, relevant to the rule you've pointed out above, this one:
See rule five in the handout, and it'll tell you that rule one on the
first link provided _is_ correct.
-- DJ Lucas
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