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From "Blessed Geek (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (IVYDE-323) Unacceptable usage of English in download web site
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:13:12 GMT

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Blessed Geek updated IVYDE-323:
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    Description: 
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 are 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
"it 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.




  was:
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.




    
> 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
>              Labels: Web-site, documentaion, language
>
> 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 are 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 "it 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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