Small grammar correction

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Mar 9 04:21:35 PST 2010


On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 05:47:56 -0600, Guy Dalziel <krendoshazin at dementedfury.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 06:20:45AM -0500, stosss wrote:
>> To illustrate: This package has... is correct. This package have... is
>> not correct.
> 
> That's because 'package' is singular, not plural. You wouldn't say, "the
> cats has a new ball", it would be, "the cats have a new ball". In the
> case of your example the correct form is, "the packages have", and in
> the case of the original correction 'libraries' is plural.

Yes, 'libraries' is plural, but 'package', to which the rest of the original
sentence pertains, is singular:

"This package contains math libraries and have useful functions" in the context of
this correction should really be read as:

"This package...have useful functions", which is clearly wrong.

Regards,

Matt.




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