WP43: Call for Proofreaders

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Whilst we're on the subject of unusual usage…

I notice German native speakers sometimes use, in English, "tells" without a following pronoun. e.g. "The PMF then tells the probability" (0.25.2 p105 fn119).

Normal usage of "tells" here would be "The PMF then tells you the probability".

Alternatively, replace "tells you" with "denotes", "indicates", etc, which don't need that pronoun.

In contrast "shows" would be more like "tells", in that it generally has a pronoun: "shows you". Although, it sounds much less unusual than "tells" if the pronoun is omitted.

I've not mentioned these tells in your OM, as they are widespread, and the meaning remains obvious, so I've tried to restrict myself to errors/typos.
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OM 0.25.2

p111 fn122 "may cause you have more doubts" -> "may cause you to have more doubts"

also: "before blindly copying exemplary calculations" — "exemplary" as an adjective doesn't mean relating to an example. It means (amongst other things) "high quality". But perhaps that was your meaning? :) -> should be "example calculations".


p122 "Your colleagues of R&D" -> "Your colleagues in R&D"


p123 fn143 ""Specifications are written facilely" probably should be "written easily" or, better, "easily written". Even though facile means easy, it's perhaps a little unusual to use "facilely" in this way.


p125 "may save yourself easily unwanted embarrassments" -> "may save you unwanted embarrassment"


p128 "Note you must neither use…" -> "Note you must use neither…"
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Thank you! Your checking shows me quite some pitfalls, and I applied your corrections also by analogy (or extrapolation).
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Walter wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:10 pm
Thank you! Your checking shows me quite some pitfalls, and I applied your corrections also by analogy (or extrapolation).
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OM 0.25.2

p137 "< or > will head this fraction" -> "< or > will precede this fraction"
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OM 0.25.2


p140 fn161 "GRADes" -> "GRADs" (possibly already noted)

Also, consider noting that the WP43 "MIL" is the NATO MIL of 360°/6400, as there are several slightly different MIL definitions (cf. Wikipedia "Milliradian")? Although it is easily verified, of course.


p141 table "grades" -> "grads"


p148 fn171 "Being at it" doesn't make sense here. Not sure what you intended; perhaps "Also", "In addition"?

and "knew it better already" -> "knew better" is sufficient.
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