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RE: Motivations

From: Denenberg, Ray <rden@loc.gov>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:47:38 -0500
To: "'James M Snell'" <jasnell@gmail.com>
CC: "'Web Annotation'" <public-annotation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5483534C5FA8464B881ED2184D98C0F61443BF0E11@LCXCLMB03.LCDS.LOC.GOV>
Yes I nearly suggested the infinitive form instead, but didn't know what to do with the "to" part.  I.e. the infinitive form of "bookmarking" is "to bookmark".  I suppose you just drop the "to"?

Ray

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James M Snell [mailto:jasnell@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 10:41 AM
> To: Denenberg, Ray
> Cc: Web Annotation
> Subject: Re: Motivations
> 
> Speaking from the sidelines... I would strongly support this. With Activity
> Streams, it was decided very early on that it would be better to use the
> infinitive form of activity verbs in nearly all cases. I would take this one step
> further and suggest "classify" to "classification"; "describe" for "description";
> "identify" for "identifier"; and "moderate" for "moderation".
> 
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 7:19 AM, Denenberg, Ray <rden@loc.gov> wrote:
> >
> >
> > The motivations listed in 3.4 of the model, “bookmarking”,
> > “classifying”, and so on …
> >
> >
> >
> > This is a cosmetic suggestion: I find these gerund construction a bit
> > awkward, and would prefer “straight” nouns, as in the following table.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Current Motivation
> >
> > Would Become:
> >
> > bookmarking
> >
> > bookmark
> >
> > classifying
> >
> > classification
> >
> > commenting
> >
> > comment
> >
> > describing
> >
> > description
> >
> > editing
> >
> > edit
> >
> > highlighting
> >
> > highlight
> >
> > identifying
> >
> > identifier
> >
> > moderating
> >
> > moderation
> >
> > questioning
> >
> > question
> >
> > replying
> >
> > reply
> >
> > tagging
> >
> > tag
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Is there support for this change?
> >
> >
> >
> > Ray
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