more on (moron?) grammar
rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Wed Jun 26 10:31:48 CDT 1996
I think the point is, effective communication of science requires concise
and precise usage regardless of the language. I just reviewed a ms. (in
English) containing a variety of ambiguous statements because of poor
usage (lack of agreement; no clear antecedents for pronouns; improper or
missing punctuation). I don't think I am being pedantic to ask the
authors to write what they want to say in a way that allows the reader to
unambiguously understand the points they are making.
I could not not point out the problems I encountered in reading the ms.
Richard J. Jensen | E-MAIL: rjensen at saintmarys.edu
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