[Keystone Slip #39] Grammar and spell checking

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Mar 14 06:19:46 PST 2001


On March 14, 2001 08:58 am, ken_i_m wrote:
> At 10:21 PM 3/13/01, you wrote:
> >On Wednesday 14 March 2001 00:16, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > > Overall it sounds better, reads easier, more fluent. Take any book,
> > > you'll see that almost none write in the third person.
>
> um . . . actually most novels are written either in the first or third
> person. The use of the word "you" can be quite the tar pit. Once you step
> into it, it sucks you in. Next thing you know you are using the word you
> once, twice, three times in every sentence, you see?

so I've noticed. but we're not writing a novel but a technical book;
writing in first or third person isn't a good thing in such books.

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Gerard Beekmans
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