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Bad Verb

Postby Stargzer » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:34 am

So, I'm perusing the morning's EMail and this headline in a newsletter catches my eye:

'Bad Verb': A bad user interface in action
By M. E. Kabay

AHA! Linguistics meets computers!

Well, not quite, but it's still a great read.

From Network World, 2008/07/22. Enjoy!

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Postby Slava » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:19 pm

Aye, this an odd one. "Bad Verb"? When there's no verb there?

Then again, how about bad subject/verb agreement?

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Shouldn't that "are" be "is"?[/url]
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