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Re: Review of section 8

From: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:09:48 +0200
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>, Davy Van Deursen <davy.vandeursen@ugent.be>, Erik Mannens <erik.mannens@ugent.be>
Message-Id: <195D3C28-99FE-48CE-A065-6619A96A0894@cwi.nl>
To: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>

On 14 apr 2009, at 16:42, RaphaŽl Troncy wrote:

> Hi Silvia,
>
>>>> * (minor text change:) first paragraph: replace "There exists  
>>>> already"
>>>> with "There exist already"
>>> I have overwritten this, as my grammar dictionary told me: "There  
>>> existS
>>> already ..." + singular
>> "a number of URI schemes" is not singular...
>> Let's also remove the "already", which makes it sound silly.
>
> Arggg, needs a English native here, since I think "a number of" is  
> considered as singular.


Discussed this with a number of natives here, and the votes were  
50/50. Possibly it's british vs. american english.

Suggestion: get rid of "a number" if favor of "some" or something else.
--
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma  
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