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From: "Paul E. Lawrence" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Why are local sentences bad?
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 13:28:10 -0500
References: <001201c5392a$f3ed44f0$6f02a8c0@Moms17>
In-Reply-To: <200544131527.379901@Terry3>


At 01:15 PM 4/4/2005 -0400, Terry Reigel wrote:
>Teresa, are you suggesting that I'd put the text into the Sentence
>field? If so, you are totally missing my point, because I never do
>that.
>
>For the example text you cite, I might do either of two things. I
>might use a local sentence like:
>
>[P] [M1] <[D]> <[L]> [M2]
>
>and a memo like:
>
>was lost||on an unknown island in the Pacific. He was picked up by
>ABC television and is now a major TV star
>
>Or, I might use a standard Anecdote tag with a sentence like:
>
>[M]
>
>and a Memo like:
>
>was lost on [D] on an unknown island in the Pacific. He was picked up
>by ABC television and is now a major TV star
>
>The former would be a local sentence in some appropriate tag type. The
>later is just a normal tag type unchanged.

I agree with Terry's method of doing things although I will occasionally
type words in the Sentence field....


> > So if you are using TMG sentence structures, you would
> > probably prefer to use global sentences.
>
>I disagree totally - if you are using TMG sentence structures you
>should be creating local sentences when needed to get the quality of
>output you desire. Global sentences, even if customized, and even with
>lots of alternate roles, are not going to produce high quality
>narrative output, in my opinion. Others will have differing views, I
>suspect. <VBG>

Not I, I totally agree with Terry :>)



Paul E. Lawrence


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