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From: "George W. Durman" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Re: Welcome Letter question/suggestion
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 03:21:49 -0400
At 4/25/04 07:43 AM Sunday, Andrew Billinghurst wrote:
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>Actually the text is grammatically correct. This is because it is
>stating that an email address is added, not a person, to the
>There is another reason but I choose not to go into it in detail
>here, but it relates to some of the more interesting aspects of
>SmartList that are somewhat redundant in this day and age.
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You win. (GRIN) It IS grammatically correct:
You have added to the subscriber list of:
the following mail address:
I feel that the problem is that those reading these "notices"
read only the first 2 lines. I know nothing about the "more
interesting aspects of SmartList.....", but maybe others
would feel "better" if the "notice" said something like:
"Your address, , has been
subscribed to the Mailing List."
The way it is, it's stilted, unnecessarily obtuse, and certainly
doesn't follow the rules of composition. It's "pin-headed".
(Just because someone is a genius on the matters matters
of computers or programming, doesn't mean he/she didn't
sleep through all his/her "English" classes in high school
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