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Re: Grammar, proper use of American English

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:31:56 -0500
Cc: "site-comments@w3.org" <site-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <281883F3-9567-4658-BBD3-7F72C8B0D5AA@w3.org>
To: Nancy Brewer <bbsamazon@bbdata.us>

On Dec 25, 2013, at 3:07 AM, Nancy Brewer <bbsamazon@bbdata.us> wrote:

> Not sure who to contact about this, but on the FAQ page there is a question and answer that reads thus:
> 
> What does W3C do?
> W3C's primary activity is to developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web. W3C's standards define key parts of what makes the World Wide Web work. Learn more about W3C's mission.
> 
> The first sentence is improperly structured.  It should either read:
> 
> W3C's primary activity is to develop protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.
>                                            OR
> 
> W3C's primary activity is developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.
> 
> How could such a professional organization miss something like that?  It doesn't look good.  Sorry, a pet peeve of mine.

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I've fixed it. 

Ian

> 
> Sincerely,
> Nancy Brewer
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> Nancy Brewer
> bbsamazon@bbdata.us

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