Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Alexandre Rostovtsev <tetromino@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: news item for app-backup/bacula
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:56:16
Message-Id: 1325346890.11872.11.camel@rook
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: news item for app-backup/bacula by William Hubbs
On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 08:56 -0600, William Hubbs wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 10:11:58AM +0100, Michał Górny wrote: > > On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:56:33 +0100 > > Thomas Beierlein <tomjbe@g.o> wrote: > > > > > The 5.2.x release series of Bacula uses a new database catalog format. > > ^^^ use (singular) > > No, "uses" is correct here.
Right. The word "series" has the same form in both singular and plural; in this case, it refers to a single, well-defined group of releases, so using it as singular is correct. See http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/series#English and http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=942433