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english grammar

From: Oliver Becker <obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 13:59:54 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <200203221259.g2MCxs108357@mail.informatik.hu-berlin.de>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
(Concerning section 2 and the contained examples)

Hello,

this is something that bothered me already in the RDF spec.
Well, I am not a native English speaker, but I am sure that in the
sentence

"The creator of http://www.example.org/index.html is John Smith."

the subject is "John Smith"
the predicate is "is the creator"
the object is "http://www.example.org/index.html"
(At least if the sentence would go "John Smith is the creator of ..."
Are there any linguists or english teacher to verify my statement?)

So please change the examples that they confirm also to the meanings of 
subject, predicate, and object in the english grammar. That makes the
understanding of RDF statements much easier!

For example:
"http://www.example.org/index.html was created by John Smith."

If I am totally mistaken, please forgive me.
Best regards,
Oliver Becker


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