[Mailman-Developers] Trivial mm wording nit
pioppo at ferrara.linux.it
Thu Sep 25 16:44:50 EDT 2003
On Thursday 25 September 2003 20:14, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> >> The attached message has been automatically discarded.
> >> It should be
> >> The attached message was automatically discarded.
> Dan> I don't agree. Why is the latter more correct?
> "was" connotes that an action happened in the past and is over and done
> with. "has been" connotes that the action was started, but might not have
IIRC this is exacly what we non-native-speakers are thaught when we study
english, but I've seen (note: have seen <-> *so far*) people use both forms
in any context. Maybe the rule was lost (note: was <-> *definitely*) in
everyday speak, or maybe only brits still care.
Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit -- Ovidio
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