[Ffmpeg-cvslog] CVS: ffmpeg/doc ffserver-doc.texi,1.5,1.6

Mike Melanson mike
Fri Jun 10 03:32:36 CEST 2005

Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 06:10:21PM -0600, Mike Melanson wrote:
>>Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>>This still isn't right - there's still a run-on sentence, with two
>>>Please remind me what a run-on sentence was, I always forget.
>>	Ha ha! That's funny! ... or ... did you not mean for that sentence 
>>	to be a run-on sentence? Google for "run-on sentences" and you will find a 
>>variety of texts. When one sentence can safely be separated into 2 or 
>>more sentences, that is a run-on sentence.
> No it's not; this sentence is not a run-on.
> The ability to separate a sentence is not what makes it run-on.
> Rather, it's the presence of more than one independent clause without
> a proper grammatical connective that makes a sentence run-on. Such
> connectives would include conjunctions (and, or, but, ...) and
> punctuation (most notably the semicolon, but sometimes a dash works
> too).
> Also, while the above example which you quoted is rather ironic, it
> seems to be a common internet way of writing a colloquial way of
> speaking. A dash would make a lot more sense there, but I guess people
> think it looks too sophisticated and negates the colloquial quality of
> the sentence. :)
> </grammarian>

	I am just stunned that there is this much discussion of proper English 
grammar on this list. Oh well. My general stance is, "I ain't yer 
English teacher."

	-Mike Melanson

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