On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:22:20 -0600, Tammy.VanBoening at jeppesen.com
>Our new editor wants to add the word "and" to such statements -
>if <blah, blah>, AND then <blah, blah>. Both I and the other
>writer disagree with the editor on this one - it should be just
>if/then - no "and."
Yikes. You don't have to look for specific refs for
geekspeak, this is just plain bad grammar. Look at
a grammar reference. You don't use "and" to separate
a conditional clause from the rest of its sentence!
I'd seriously wonder if this person were qualified
to edit *anything*. ;-)
-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
<jeremy at omsys.com> http://www.omsys.com/