Another extremely minor typo: Section 31 mission

Can you see it?

inr2wuiu2p3b.jpg

That's either a quotation mark or a double apostrophe after "doppelganger".

I feel pedantic even bringing up something so minor, but as it hasn't been fixed after several years I thought I might as well. ;)


Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
~ Data, ST:TNG "Haven"

Comments

  • {ACE} Pasty{ACE} Pasty ✭✭✭✭✭
    Completely unnecessary comma before ‘and’.

    An Oxford comma is debatably acceptable if there is a list. There isn’t in this case.
  • Data1001Data1001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Completely unnecessary comma before ‘and’.

    An Oxford comma is debatably acceptable if there is a list. There isn’t in this case.

    But since there is no list (as you say), that isn't even purporting to be an Oxford comma (aka "serial comma"). I think it's a perfectly legit usage of a comma, since the two parts of that sentence could be considered independent clauses.


    Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
    ~ Data, ST:TNG "Haven"
  • Another minor typo in an offer nobody ever considers buying, but there it is. kiw9vcwo1c5a.png
    Number of immortals: 377 (27 Common, 49 Uncommon, 77 Rare, 213 SuperRare, 11 Legendary)
    Latest Immortal: Thrax
    Most anticipated character not in the game: Mr. Homn
  • Banjo1012Banjo1012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Data1001 wrote: »
    Completely unnecessary comma before ‘and’.

    An Oxford comma is debatably acceptable if there is a list. There isn’t in this case.

    But since there is no list (as you say), that isn't even purporting to be an Oxford comma (aka "serial comma"). I think it's a perfectly legit usage of a comma, since the two parts of that sentence could be considered independent clauses.

    You are my favorite forum dude Data but I have to agree with The Admiral here. The comma should not be there

  • Data1001Data1001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Banjo1012 wrote: »
    Data1001 wrote: »
    Completely unnecessary comma before ‘and’.

    An Oxford comma is debatably acceptable if there is a list. There isn’t in this case.

    But since there is no list (as you say), that isn't even purporting to be an Oxford comma (aka "serial comma"). I think it's a perfectly legit usage of a comma, since the two parts of that sentence could be considered independent clauses.

    You are my favorite forum dude Data but I have to agree with The Admiral here. The comma should not be there

    Okay, now you've issued a challenge that I can't back down from, haha — y'all want some corroboration, then? >:) For reference, here's the passage in question again:

    inr2wuiu2p3b.jpg

    First, let's make sure we understand the term "independent clause" — basically defined as something that can stand alone as a complete sentence. Looking at the first sentence in that passage above, we have a compound sentence containing two independent clauses. If we leave out the conjunction, they can each stand completely on their own:
     
    1. Captain Benjamin Sisko is a respected man.
    2. His approval of his doppelganger''s [sic] hostile actions towards the Terran Empire would go a long way.
     
    In a compound sentence, they are joined by what is called a coordinating conjunction; in this case, the word "and" serves that purpose. It is generally accepted to be okay to leave off the comma if the two independent clauses are short. But that is not the case here — and otherwise, when two independent clauses are joined by a conjunction (or "joining word"), that joining word should be preceded by a comma. This ain't just my rule, mi amigo — allow me to share some substantiation from several reputable authorities.

    From the Chicago Manual of Style:
    hkrbj6j91gqj.jpg

    From the Hamilton College website:
    2m0fklyl4d3v.jpg

    From the Modern Language Association website:
    beafbbdb99ji.jpg

    From ESL Library:
    ihowtch8gm7a.jpg

    From The Nature of Writing (created and run by an English professor at the University of Edmonton):
    sb17pnixzmow.jpg

    And one of the ultimate bibles of grammar, The Elements of Style, says:
    5gk65yzxr6mc.jpg


    Additional documentation on sentences with independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction:
    https://www.grammar.com/Commas-and-Independent-Clauses
    https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/punctuation/independent_and_dependent_clauses/index.html
    http://www.getitwriteonline.com/archive/020204WhenCommaBfAnd.htm
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/indep_clauses.htm
    https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/modulecs_fs.htm
    https://college.cengage.com/english/raimes/digitalkeys/keyshtml/connecti.htm
    http://simplewriting.org/the-secret-trick-to-master-commas/


    Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
    ~ Data, ST:TNG "Haven"
  • Banjo1012Banjo1012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The first one says the comma can be dropped if the two segments are connected, which they are by the fact that they are Sisko connected. The second says nothing relevant at all. The third says two independent clauses must be joined by a comma which the clauses in question are not independent. They are connected by Sisko. The fourth says the same thing so I retort with the same Sisko argument. Your research only served to bring home mine and The Admirals correctness.
  • Data1001Data1001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Banjo1012 wrote: »
    The first one says the comma can be dropped if the two segments are connected,

    No, it says "very short and closely connected" — they are not very short.

    Banjo1012 wrote: »
    The third says two independent clauses must be joined by a comma which the clauses in question are not independent. They are connected by Sisko. The fourth says the same thing so I retort with the same Sisko argument.

    Sorry, man — that's not what "independent" means in this case. Independent clauses can be about the same person or subject. In fact, when part of the same sentence, they often are. The fact that the two clauses are both "connected by Sisko" means nothing to the grammatical rule.
    Banjo1012 wrote: »
    Your research only served to bring home mine and The Admirals correctness.

    Heh. TBH, I think you are treading through some denialism here, but I'm just gonna let this one go, since I believe I've made my case as best I can. ;)


    Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
    ~ Data, ST:TNG "Haven"
  • Banjo1012Banjo1012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oops. I read the second one wrong. I will admit that. The first one, you’d be hard presesed to find someone in Chicago with proper grammar which.....oh yeah. I’m from Chicago. Case closed. You win
Sign In or Register to comment.