Re: "what is called" versus "so-called"
- Curvatures, if each surface has its own curvature. This sentence, however,
was "artificial" - I created it from a "real" scientific text just to
illustrate my languge problem. I thank Melvyn for his valuable comment and
From: Michael Grant <transman@...>
Subject: Re: Re: "so-called" versus "what is called"
On 9/10/02 7:30 AM, "Dusan Papousek" <Papousek@...> wrote:
> Now I would like to use this exchange of opinions a little bit selfishly.
> have a problem with "what is said" when the noun is in plural. For
> it correct to say "we live on surfaces with what a r e called positive
> curvatures" ?
Do they have curvatures, or just curvature?
Personally, I almost always render 'takzvany' by putting the referenced
expression in quotes, without any direct verbal equivalent to the Czech
- On 9/13/02 2:52 AM, "Dusan Papousek" <Papousek@...> wrote:
> Curvatures, if each surface has its own curvature.Well... if you actually specify or measure a distinct curvature for each
one, OK. But if you're just saying that various surfaces have positive
curvature, I think I'd use the singular.
Jail to the Thief!