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From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
To: Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
Cc: util-linux@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] Manual pages: various: reword "allow(s) to"
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:33:13 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKgNAkgA38ycbAJix6_b6xJXf3h7VY9AVop5QZVbKTc8kbZAiQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200714121420.fvmuuasgkq5hrtcz@ws.net.home>

Hi Karel,

On Tue, 14 Jul 2020 at 14:14, Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 11:57:41AM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> > The wording "allow(s) to" is not grammatical English. Reword various
> > pages to use a more correct form such "can be use to" or "allows
> > the [noun] of".
> >
> > Aklong the way, fix a few nearby wording errors in some pages.
>
> Some of the "allow to" has been already fixed by Bjarni Ingi Gislason
> (well, his fix is "allows <verb>ing" -- not sure what is better ;-).

I see. Those changes also work, of course. Thanks for fixing that conflict.

> The rest has been merged without change.

Thanks.

Michael

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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-14  9:57 [PATCH 1/5] manual pages: adjtime_config.5: format pathname with .I Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14  9:57 ` [PATCH 2/5] Manual pages: login.1: SEE ALSO: add utmp(5), lastlog(8) Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14  9:57 ` [PATCH 3/5] Manual pages: login.1: formatting fixes Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14  9:57 ` [PATCH 4/5] Manual pages: login.1: various minor wording fixes Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14  9:57 ` [PATCH 5/5] Manual pages: various: reword "allow(s) to" Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14 12:13   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14 12:38     ` Karel Zak
2020-07-14 12:40       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-07-14 12:14   ` Karel Zak
2020-07-14 12:33     ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) [this message]

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