Skip to comments."Do not turn off your computer" [Grammar Vanity]
Posted on 01/12/2013 3:39:35 PM PST by re_nortex
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Perhaps nonsense up with which Microsoft would not put?
Well, Microsoft wanted to impact you proactively, otherwise, the company could care less!
I saw nothing wrong with the grammar but then again, I’m a Pittsburgher. B-D
(shrug) for several years here in Pennsylvania we had automobile license plates that proudly proclaimed, “You’ve Got a Friend In Pennsylvania”.
A preposition is a bad thing to end a sentence with!!
Ballmer and crew should of leveraged a synergistic strategy as they right-sized the staff in Bangalore responsible for crafting the textual strings. At the end of the day...
Perhaps they did.
(I still remember the "IN" in "FLAMMABLE" before it had to be dumbed down.)
Because “turn” and “off” have to be together. “Turn your computer off” is incorrect. “Turn off your computer” is correct. Learn English.
I use Microsoft’s (Win 7) own password protected screen saver. When I return and press the ANY key or the mouse, I first see the message “Locking your computer” for 5 seconds before the password prompt appears.
I just checked this variant of linux.
Yep. "Printer on fire" is still a valid error message for an unknown printer error.
I understand your point about grammar, but on another note I learned through bitter experience that if you do turn off your computer when you get that message, it’s format the hard drive and reinstall windows from scratch time.
Could you explain what's wrong with the MS phrase?
But a true mid-state PA Dutchie would say, Dont be making with the computer turning off now. Dontcha ya know.
There. Fixed it.
I think one can argue that “turn on” and “turn off” are familiar phrases, used of radios, TVs, computers, and most other electronic gadgets. Or, for that matter, before radios came on the scene, there was the phrase, “Turn off the lights.”
So, “Do not turn off your computer” seems correct to me.
Grammar nazi’s sucketh
According to FReeper Cruising Speed, I'm wrong and Microsoft's syntax is correct. Apologies to all for the thread.
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