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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Re: Sentence Help
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 12:03:23 -0800
James - I believe I have tested every possible combination of spaces and
variables and you still seem to generate an unnecessary/unwanted space
before the comma following an individual's name when the name of the parents
are also included in the sentence.
From: James P. Colgate [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re: Sentence Help
I often run into problems with commas -- sometimes there are extra ones,
sometimes an extra space, etc. My recommendation is to test some variations
and see how they print.
Try things like:
[P] <[PAR]> was born <[D]> <[L]> <[M]>
[P]<[PAR]> was born <[D]> <[L]> <[M]>
[P]< [PAR]> was born <[D]> <[L]> <[M]>
The idea is to keep trying the different permutations until one (hopefully)
corrects the problem. Most of time I can fix my problem, but sometimes I
can't, in which case I rearrange the order of the sentence and it gets fixed
another way. If I were more methodical, I would make a chart for myself
which produced the results for all the different permutations. But I
haven't done this yet, so whenever problems show up, I do my several tests.
PS: you typed your sentence structure in your email to us with *two* spaces
between [P] and <[PAR]>. Could that be the problem
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elsa Vorwerk" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:46 AM
Subject: [TMG] Re: Sentence Help
> I've been using a variation of this sentence:
> [P] <[PAR]> was born <[D]> <[L]> <[M]>
> which produces a space between the principal's
> surname and comma following it. I'm happy to
> see that in the variation
> [P] was born <[D]> <[L]> <[PAR]> <[M]>
> the space is eliminated, but can anyone explain what
> generates the space before the comma in the former?
> Elsa in Allegany County, Maryland
> Terry & Carlton - I think there is a small error in what Terry indicated
> the "parent variable." For the Principal, you need to use the variable
> [PAR]. This will generate the phrase "son of" or "daughter of" depending
> the sex of the Principal. [PARO] is the variable for the parents of the
> Other Principal; this would be used, for example, if you were indicating
> parents of the second person in a marriage event. This was the design
> for TMG 4.0 and I assume that it is still effective in TMG 5.0x.
> CheriC =^..^=
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