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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] General sentence question
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:26:31 -0500
Barbara de Mare wrote:
> I frequently see questions on this list about how to make
> a sentence work for all situations. I am afraid I don't
> understand the problem, so am probably doing something
> wrong. When I need something different, I just do a
> local modification of the sentence to work for what I
> have. I also use the Memo field a lot to add additional
> notes, rather than expecting the global sentence to do
> it. What is wrong with this system?
Not a thing!
Some folks seem obsessed with the idea that you should never use local sentences, so they have to make global sentences that will always work. My thoughts? 1) You can't make a global sentence that always works well. 2) You can't make quality narratives without local sentences.
I know some will disagree with these two statements, but we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. <g>
On the other hand, spending effort to develop a global sentence that works most of the time probably saves time in the long run.