[JOB] Perl / Database Developer - Financial Sector
jns at gellyfish.com
Thu Jun 7 11:24:14 BST 2007
On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 10:35 +0100, Paul Orrock wrote:
> Luis Motta Campos wrote:
> > On Jun 6, 2007, at 2:33 PM, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> >> On 6 Jun 2007, at 13:11, Luis Motta Campos wrote:
> >>> I never saw the need for parentesis in a spoken language before.
> >> In English it happens all the time :)
> >> For example
> >> "Magistrates in Cumbria close down a house used by people taking
> >> drugs after complaints by neighbours"
> >> http://www.hexten.net/2007/05/24/drugs-house-shut-after-complaints
> > I don't see the need of parentesis...
> A comma is usually used instead of parentesis in most cases to break up
> the sentence into sections which helps to clarify meaning. The meaning
> of the sentence above becomes perfectly clear when written as
> Magistrates in Cumbria close down a house used by people
> taking drugs, after complaints by neighbours.
Because obviously if it was being used by people who took drugs after
complaints from the neighbours they probably wouldn't have closed it
down as it most likely was being funded by a lottery grant.
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