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What is wrong with this sentence?

 
 
Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:17 am
Hi, my professor has told me that this sentence has a small grammatical error, but he wants me to figure it out by myself. I can't find a problem with it.

"Apple includes three programs with the purchase of the software: pages, for writing; keynote, for presentations; and numbers, for statistics class."

Anybody know what he's talking about?
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:25 am
@jcollins2015,
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Anybody know what he's talking about?
After a lifetime in the field of journ JC, no I don't. That's presuming certain context, eg, that "the software" has been clearly identified. Perhaps your prof means you should have capitalized the three program names
McTag
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:30 am
@dalehileman,

I think Dale is right.

(It's not often I can say that. Wink )
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 10:58 am
@jcollins2015,
Sorry, but it's obvious, beyond the 'frikkin' pretext.
'APPLE' is a BRAND! Isolate it as such.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 01:12 pm
@mark noble,
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'APPLE' is a BRAND! Isolate it as such.
Okay Mark but how does one do so
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 01:13 pm
@McTag,
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I think Dale is right. (It's not often I can say that. Wink )
Not often Mac that I hear it
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 03:27 pm
"APPLE includes three programs with the purchase of the software: Pages for writing, Keynote for presentations and Numbers for statistics class."

contrex
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 03:46 pm
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY wrote:

"APPLE includes three programs with the purchase of the software: Pages for writing, Keynote for presentations and Numbers for statistics class."

Have to agree, except I would not write Apple in all upper case. Why did you do this? Personally I would say that errors of capitalization are errors of orthography rather than grammar.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 03:51 pm
@jcollins2015,
Ms. Picky sees nothing wrong with it. Oh, wait: as a semicolon user, I think I'd get rid of the 'and' before 'numbers'.
McTag
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2014 01:00 pm
@ossobuco,

I like it the way it is.
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