[FFmpeg-cvslog] r15120 - in trunk: [lots of headers]
Sun Aug 31 22:48:26 CEST 2008
Robert Swain wrote:
> 2008/8/31 Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
>> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 09:39:48AM +0200, stefano wrote:
>>> Log: Rename globally the header inclusion guards.
>>> Apply consistently this rule:
>> This is a common mistake. I don't know any formal grammar rules to
>> support this, but at the beginning of a sentence, you should place
>> the attribute before the verb, i.e. "globally rename..",
>> "consistently apply..", etc.
> It could be written "Apply, consistently, this rule:" though that
> seems clumsy. Maybe it's a rule about adverbs and verbs at the
> beginning of sentences?
It's probably something like that, yes.
> Though what about "Fixed differently"? :)
That's a condensed form of either "[It has been] fixed differently" or
"[I have] fixed [it] differently". In the non-condensed form, the verb
does not appear at the beginning of the sentence, so the rule you
hypothesized does not apply.
It's surprised me, over the course of time, just how many of the
oddities of English grammar can be made sense of by making use of the
concept of "elided words"...
Warning: Simply because I argue an issue does not mean I agree with any
side of it.
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
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