Small grammar correction

Tobias Gasser lfs at ebp-gasser.ch
Tue Mar 9 04:35:47 PST 2010


Guy Dalziel schrieb:
>> + This package contains math libraries and has useful functions for
>> arbitrary precision arithmetic. It is required to build Gcc.
> 
> I disagree which the correction, 'has' feels more singular than 'have'
> and therefore I feel that 'have' is correct. However, it would sound
> better if it was changed to "This package contains math libraries which
> have useful functions for arbitrary precision arithmetic."

i'm not native english speaking, but :

the 'and' lets the second part refer to "this package" (singular), the
which makes  it refering to "libraries" (plural).

as the 'usefull functions...' should refer to the libraries, the 'which'
construct is probably what my old english teacher would have written...

tobias

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