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From: "myrnice" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re: Sentence Help
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 17:38:36 -0500
References: <CHEMKKAJHOKJPIEOPLKDKEEGDBAA.clcasper@sprynet.com>


Cheri

Put some other tag ahead of the birth tag and that will fix the extra space.
I have reported this to the developers.

Myrnice

"Cheri Casper" wrote on Sunday, December 15, 2002 3:03 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] Re: Sentence Help


> 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.
>
> CheriC
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James P. Colgate [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:05 AM
> To:
> 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]>
> etc., etc.,
>
> 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.
> James Colgate
>
> 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" <>
> To: <>
> 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
> >
> >
> > REFERENCE:
> > Terry & Carlton - I think there is a small error in what Terry indicated
> for
> > the "parent variable." For the Principal, you need to use the variable
> > [PAR]. This will generate the phrase "son of" or "daughter of"
depending
> on
> > 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
> the
> > parents of the second person in a marriage event. This was the design
> usage
> > for TMG 4.0 and I assume that it is still effective in TMG 5.0x.
> > CheriC =^..^=
> >
> >
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> <HTTP://store.whollygenes.com>; for more information.
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