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RE: Motivations

From: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 16:03:01 +0000
To: "Denenberg, Ray" <rden@loc.gov>, 'James M Snell' <jasnell@gmail.com>
CC: 'Web Annotation' <public-annotation@w3.org>
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I support both of these changes, which results in (to be less formally grammatical) a clear, simple, active verb (not a noun). In fact I read your list that way at first, because "bookmark" can be both, but when I got to "classification" and "description" I realized (as you clearly stated!) that you were proposing nouns. I like this move, but to use verbs. So yes, I'd drop the "to."
--Bill K

-----Original Message-----
From: Denenberg, Ray [mailto:rden@loc.gov] 
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 10:48 AM
To: 'James M Snell'
Cc: 'Web Annotation'
Subject: RE: Motivations

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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