Bug 80103 - A superlative adjective without an article in README_en-US
Summary: A superlative adjective without an article in README_en-US
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: lowest trivial
Assignee: Jorendc
Whiteboard: BSA target:4.4.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-16 19:16 UTC by Christopher Yeleighton
Modified: 2014-06-22 13:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Christopher Yeleighton 2014-06-16 19:16:46 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Read LibreOffice 4.2 ReadMe from LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86_rpm.
3. ....

Current behavior:
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Expected behavior:
For the latest updates to this README file, see …
Operating System: openSUSE
Version: release
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2014-06-16 20:42:04 UTC
I let English speakers tell but I just read this:

Of course, it's just a forum, not something official.
Comment 2 Christopher Yeleighton 2014-06-16 21:11:43 UTC
Actually, "I am busiest" (compared to other periods) and "I am the busiest" (compared to other people) mean different things.  And none of the comments given seems to be relevant to this case.
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-06-18 02:45:33 UTC
@Christopher Yeleighton
are you an english native speaker?
Comment 4 Christopher Yeleighton 2014-06-18 04:45:57 UTC
I am not a native speaker.  Your question is absurd.
If I told you I were, would you give me more credibility?  Native speakers can be uneducated and use nonstandard dialects.  Especially English has many spoken variants.
Native speakers are important because they speak fluently, have a good pronunciation (for their area) and know all the (local) idioms.  None of these advantages is important as far as this bug is concerned.
Comment 5 tommy27 2014-06-18 05:51:47 UTC
I just wanted to hear advise from an english native speaker to know if that sentence you point as a bug is grammatically correct or not. I'm Italian so I cannot tell it.

the only thing which is absurd is your reaction...
you were asked only to reply YES or NO.
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2014-06-18 14:18:27 UTC
@Christopher - please don't be offended by anything that is said - it was an honest question :) 

That being said, sure it's a trivial issue and should be changed at some point.
Comment 7 Jorendc 2014-06-20 18:39:08 UTC
mini patch under review: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/9842/

Kind regard,
Comment 8 Commit Notification 2014-06-22 13:53:03 UTC
Joren De Cuyper committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


fdo#80103 - A superlative adjective without an article in README_en-US

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