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From "Blessed Geek (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (IVYDE-323) Unacceptable usage of English in download web site
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:07:11 GMT
Blessed Geek created IVYDE-323:
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             Summary: Unacceptable usage of English in download web site
                 Key: IVYDE-323
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVYDE-323
             Project: IvyDE
          Issue Type: Task
            Reporter: Blessed Geek
            Priority: Minor


In the download page http://ant.apache.org/ivy/ivyde/download.cgi, in the "Update Site" section,
2nd paragraph, you have a phrase

"In order to do it, follow these steps (Note that for Eclipse 3.4 it may defers):"

I am not comfortable with the usage of English in that phrase. There two abnormal usage in
that phrase.

1. "defers" means to delay implementation or action. I think you actually meant "differ".

2. Usage of modal verb: "it may defers" which after correction#1 "it may differs" should be
"if may differ". "May" is a modal verb and "differ" its dependent verb. The modal verb does
not inflect its dependent verb.

Examples of modal verbs usage, illustrating non-inflection of dependent verb:

ACCEPTABLE: He dares speak in my presence.
UNACCEPTABLE: He dares speaks in my presence.

ACCEPTABLE: He may speak in my presence.
UNACCEPTABLE: He may speaks in my presence.

ACCEPTABLE: His opinion may differ from mine.
UNACCEPTABLE: His opinion may differs from mine.

ACCEPTABLE: GWT does defer binding.
UNACCEPTABLE: GWT does defers binding.




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