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Re: [SCM] d-i netcfg repository branch, people/sorina/show_essids, updated. 1.65-150-ga603dff


On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Justin B Rye <jbr@edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> Christian PERRIER wrote:
>>>  Type: select
>>>  Choices: ${essid_list}, Enter ESSID manually
>>>  Description: Select wireless network
>>> - Select desired network name (ESSID) to attempt to connect.
>>> + Select desired network name (ESSID) attempt connecting to.
>> Hmmm, Sorina, I'm not sure this is really an improvement..:-)

I believe it is not :)

> Neither version is quite grammatical; what an ordinary native-speaker
> would say is something like:
>     Select desired network name (ESSID) to attempt to connect to.
> However, I suspect a lot of people would find this triple "to"
> offputting; even native-speakers are often taught a taboo against
> ending sentences with prepositions.  You could reduce the number of
> repeats by taking the "attempt" part for granted:
>     Select desired network name (ESSID) to connect to.
> Or you could mangle it to shift the final preposition:
>     Select the network name (ESSID) to which a connection should be attempted.
> But I suspect the best solution is:
>     Select desired network name (ESSID) for connection attempt.


Thanks for the help, as you've seen I'm not very good with this things :)

I've updated it to the solution you considered the best.


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