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RE: [PATCH] fix typos in ch07.xml

From: Rusk, Patrick <PRusk_at_wellington.com>
Date: 2004-01-13 18:42:56 CET

> On the other hand, even if it's not a well-established rule,
> it's still a *useful* rule, in that it helps to distinguish
> restrictive from non-restrictive clauses in spoken English.
> So I think many grammarians tend to support it in spite of
> its shady historical basis, even if they don't support more
> useless "rules" like the split-infinitive rule.

        You're certainly right. It's not strictly followed, nor is it
necessary to get your meaning across, but it's very useful to keep in mind
and follow. In my example...

The command which backs out changes to files is called "svn revert".

...doesn't bug me much. But...

This command, that should be used with caution, requires an explicit target.

...does.

Pat

P.S. By the way, I *love* split infinitives.

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