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Re: To non-native English writers: expunging the solecism "This allows t
Re: To non-native English writers: expunging the solecism "This allows to do something."
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:27:30 +0600
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 10:55 PM, Rostislav Svoboda
> For Slavic language natives like me and Marcin, constructions like
> "This allows to do something" work perfectly well.
> Sorry guys :)
> We simply don't find it to be that important to specify who or what
> will do things. You know... lazy evaluation at it's best :)
Yes, and it may be a reason we can agree that something should be done
and never get around to actually doing it, because everybody assumes
someone else will.
English has grammar that enforces specification of the doer — let’s
not throw away its benefits.
: would enforce, given a good linter
> That's an uphill struggle, Alan :) Besides, believe me there's nothing
> to fear about :) Free your mind! :)
I, for one, welcome our grammar nazi overlords. Alan, please continue
to educate us about proper use of English when occasion arises.