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This Sentence No Verb

From: Laconic2 <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:10:25 -0400
Message-ID: <s4ednRDqUJ71203dRVn-vg@comcast.com>


was: One Ring to Bind them

"Tony" <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk> wrote in message news:c0e3f26e.0406160230.1f2296f0_at_posting.google.com...
> "Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message
news:<can9nq$q7r$1_at_news.netins.net>...
>
> > 2) It [declarative code] doesn't read like English -- the verbs are
missing, for example. I'd
> > like to keep some of Grace Hopper's goal alive of writing code that
human
> > beings can read
>
> So why not add "Ensure that " or similar in front of the rule?

You are right, Tony. At first I agreed with Dawn's statement, because I want to keep that goal alive, as well.

But the verbs aren't missing from "declarative" sentences. The declarative mood is a feature of a verb.
A declarative sentence has averb. It's not an imperative verb, but it's a verb Received on Wed Jun 16 2004 - 08:10:25 CDT

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