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Re: PROV-ISSUE-166 (TLebo): Sufficient _what_?

From: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 20:19:58 -0500
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To: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>wrote:

> I read that as an implicit reference to the "provenance information" in
> the preceding clause.
>
> E.g.  "I shall bring you some milk if we have sufficient at home".
>
> Does this create a problem of understanding, or is it a stylistic thing?
>

This isn't idiomatic in all (or even most, I think) dialects of English. In
New England, for instance, I never hear that, but hear "if we have enough"
instead.

Jim
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