grammar correction chap 4.1 LFS 6.6

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Tue Mar 9 11:19:50 PST 2010


On 03/09/2010 11:41 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> stosss wrote:
>> I believe it would be correct to drop the "a" inside the parenthesis
>> in the last sentence of this chapter.
>>
>> Linux From Scratch - Version 6.6
>> Chapter 4. Final Preparations
>>
>> 4.1. About $LFS
>>
>> bottom of page
>>
>> - Do not forget to check that $LFS is set whenever you leave and
>> reenter the current working environment (as when doing a su to root or
>> another user).
>> + Do not forget to check that $LFS is set whenever you leave and
>> reenter the current working environment (as when doing su to root or
>> another user).
>
> No, this is really correct as is.  su is a shorthand for 'switch user
> command'.  If we spelled it out, the 'a' would  certainly be correct.
> When making contractions, we don't drop articles (a, an, the).
>
>     -- Bruce

But, do you actually think "substitute user" every time you see an "su" 
command? Besides, it may be a contraction, but it's still a command - 
you don't actually type "substitute user", you type "su".



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