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Re: correct English usage

On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:50:07 +0000, Russell L. Harris wrote:

(careful when quoting...)

> * Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> [120403 13:51]:
>> On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 05:29:56 -0500, Indulekha wrote:
>> > In linux.debian.user, you wrote:
>> >> On Mon, 2 Apr 2012, Paul E Condon wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>>   As far as I know, Squeeze is posterior to Lenny, and the
>> >>>>   recommended
> Commonly-used English terms which are apropos to this matter are
> "precede", "predecessor", "succeed", "successor", "antecedent", and
> "descendant".  Thus, one could say:


That's why the documenting guys are perfect for this work as they're 
usually skilled at language. I bet they're the most indicated for finding 
the proper wording.

But the above does not imply that using "posterior" in the above stanza 
is wrong. It can be improved (we are not writers not editors) but not 
incorrect. Those "old Latin" lovers (me included :-P) would even use the 
term "ulterior" for the said meaning.



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