Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in a message to All:
we need to know more about this person & about
the world in which s
s = she?
I could have typed "he or she", but "s/he" is easier. I could also have assumed an educated audience would understand that when I was growing up the masculine singular pronoun was the default if there any chance one of the individuals involved might be male. Or I could have typed "they", which many people nowadays prefer but which will never sound quite right to me.... :-))
IOW = ?
Fidonet abbreviation of "in other words". See next paragraph. :-)
the applications may differ according to the
context, as is often the case with "rules"
in English.... :-)
I reduced about 50 lines of psychobabble (i.e. educational psychology jargon) to a more manageable size & translated it into plainer English. Then I reduced it even further & connected it to what my readers already know.... :-Q
--- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
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