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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby Arioch » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:23 am

nweismuller wrote:The part that sounds odd to me is 'slave labors' in reference to slaves. I'd probably remove the plural on that, since 'labor' in this context is a collective noun.


Should be "laborers". Thanks for pointing it out.

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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby Serenitis » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:42 pm

Unsure if this has been reported previously.

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The last word in this paragraph does not need the 's.

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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby gaerzi » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:40 am

Serenitis wrote:Unsure if this has been reported previously.
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The last word in this paragraph does not need the 's.

The implied text is:
"Their determined colonists are able to make better use of airless or inferno worlds than any other species's [colonists]." It's a classic sentence construction, e.g. "your house is bigger than his". Admittedly the whole "s's" looks clumsy; personally I'd use " species' " here but there's no actual grammatical rule about this, it's just a question of style.

Though I suppose you could rephrase it as "than those of any other species" to avoid the issue.

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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby Arioch » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:50 am

The possessive is correct; the subject is the Yoral's colonists, so it's correct to refer to other species' colonists. I think it's also technically acceptable to use 's even on words that end in s, but I agree that I would prefer to use just " species' ".

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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby theoneo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:24 am

This was from a game where I integrated Phidi as Gremak.
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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby theoneo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:28 am

A bit nitpicky but from the same game:
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Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

Postby Arioch » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:15 pm

theoneo wrote:A bit nitpicky but from the same game:

Good point.


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