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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2004, 07:48:18 PM »
Is there time to make these grammar changes?

It is interesting to observe the efforts to correct them; I think Connie got it right, but if Eddy's suggestion is followed, the word "an" should be used before "email" instead of "a".
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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2004, 08:16:03 PM »
Is there time to make these grammar changes?

If you're changing the meaning of the phrase, all translations will have to change too...
I'm affraid it will be impossible to finish until tomorrow  :'(
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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2004, 08:25:55 PM »
It is interesting to observe the efforts to correct them; I think Connie got it right, but if Eddy's suggestion is followed, the word "an" should be used before "email" instead of "a".

Techically you're right, Sojourner, at least according to the rules we both learned while growing up, several millennia ago.  ;)

But in practice, I think you'll find that it's become common and acceptable to retain "a" rather than change it to "an" if the following word starts with a long vowel, as does "email".

(Edit) Actually this is more true in spoken than written English -- and in such cases you'll usually note the "a" is changed in pronunciation to a long vowel too.
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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2004, 08:31:10 PM »
Is there time to make these grammar changes?

If you're changing the meaning of the phrase, all translations will have to change too...
I'm afraid it will be impossible to finish until tomorrow  :'(

Well if the time permits, the word "an" before the word "information in the original text should be omitted.
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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2004, 08:45:34 PM »
Is there time to make these grammar changes?

If you're changing the meaning of the phrase, all translations will have to change too...
I'm afraid it will be impossible to finish until tomorrow  :'(

Well if the time permits, the word "an" before the word "information in the original text should be omitted.

Sojourner   I agree.    It actually doesnt need a total rewrite..  Just removing that "an"   and also one other thing.    Moving  "also"  to before "be"     That would do it.

edit:  so it would say:

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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2004, 10:16:15 PM »
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Re:English Menu--grammar correction
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2004, 10:20:40 PM »
As far as I remember, I replaced the text by something similar to the text suggested in the first post. It's certainly too late to change anything now - so I'd suggest to wait for the release to come out and then comment on the actual state ;)