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Re: [Czechlist] Re: Readability

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  • Michael Trittipo
    ... Ooooh! And to think I thought I was harsh saying they were nearly worthless. :-) ... . . . ... . .. The if and the used judiciously are key, of
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 30, 2001
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      At 15:29 2001/07/29 EDT, JPKirchner wrote:
      >Ignore any grammar checker in any program.

      Ooooh! And to think I thought I was harsh saying they were "nearly
      worthless." :-)

      >. . . There is nothing wrong with passive sentences, if they are clear.
      . . .
      >Not only is there nothing wrong with passive sentences used judiciously .
      . ..

      The "if" and the "used judiciously" are key, of course.

      >Nonetheless, when I wrote, "He graduated from Notre Dame," my previous
      >version of Word would stop during its grammar check, highlight "Dame", and
      >tell me, "Sexist expression. Avoid using, except in reference to British
      >aristocracy."

      ROFL!



      Michael Trittipo
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
      mailto:tritt002@...
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