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  1. IvyDE
  2. IVYDE-323

Unacceptable usage of English in download web site

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
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      In the download page http://ant.apache.org/ivy/ivyde/download.cgi, in the "Update Site" section, 2nd paragraph, you have a phrase

      "In order to do it, follow these steps (Note that for Eclipse 3.4 it may defers):"

      I am not comfortable with the usage of English in that phrase. There are two abnormal usage in that phrase.

      1. "defers" means to delay implementation or action. I think you actually meant "differ".

      2. Usage of modal verb: "it may defers" which after correction#1 "it may differs" should be "it may differ". "May" is a modal verb and "differ" its dependent verb. The modal verb does not inflect its dependent verb.

      Examples of modal verbs usage, illustrating non-inflection of dependent verb:

      ACCEPTABLE: He dares speak in my presence.
      UNACCEPTABLE: He dares speaks in my presence.

      ACCEPTABLE: He may speak in my presence.
      UNACCEPTABLE: He may speaks in my presence.

      ACCEPTABLE: His opinion may differ from mine.
      UNACCEPTABLE: His opinion may differs from mine.

      ACCEPTABLE: GWT does defer binding.
      UNACCEPTABLE: GWT does defers binding.

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            • Assignee:
              hibou Nicolas Lalevée
              Reporter:
              blessedgeek Blessed Geek
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