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From: John E. Potter (jpotter_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-06-17 08:06:25

On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, Mark Rodgers wrote:

> So yes, I'm certainly at liberty to use -ize in certain cases
> (e.g., specialize), but in general I prefer -ise because I'm less
> likely to be wrong. But since I'm sure Americans are equally
> at liberty to use -ise, does anyone really care?

Not me. I can read either colo[u]r. <g>

> >For additional English beauty, try "If this typedef were not
> >provided, ...".
> Only someone who had learned English as a second language would
> spot the need for the subjunctive! :-) Most native speakers
> wouldn't know what it was, and only use it sporadically.

This monolingual always notices that. I've also become used to
ignoring its absence.

Does the standard have anything to say about this petty stuff?


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