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Re: [Moderator Action] XForms WD 20020821 - That singular or plural thing

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:14:01 +0200
Message-ID: <157501c25364$ea60c280$228a608a@inria.fr>
To: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>, <www-forms-editor@w3.org>

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From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
To: <www-forms-editor@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: [Moderator Action] XForms WD 20020821 - That singular or plural
thing


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> The current WD is ambivalent about whether "XForms" is singular or plural
> and, therefore, whether it takes corresponding singular or plural verbs.
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> For example, in 2 paragraph 1 line 1 we have "XForms have ..." with a
plural
> verb but in paragraph 4 line 1 we have have "XForms has ..." with a
singular
> verb.
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> I appreciate that English grammar isn't the primary concern of the WG but
> some consistency would be beneficial.
>
> In passing I perhaps should mention that it is rather anthropomorphic to
> refer to "XForms has striven ....". If you mean "The XForms Working Group
has
> striven ...", or some similar meaning, then why not just say so?
>
> Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 3 September 2002 12:14:21 GMT

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