[ntp:questions] Fwd: Re: NTP clients

Uwe Klein uwe at klein-habertwedt.de
Tue Nov 5 10:31:37 UTC 2013


David Woolley wrote:
> 
> On 04/11/13 23:26, Nomen Nescio wrote:
>  >
>  > It will display server list while Javed wanna client list.
> 
> Please unlearn "wanna".  It is not an English word.  It is possibly even 
> more demanding than the "want to" or which it is a slang contraction. 
> Moreover, "want to" is often avoided as being too demanding to be 
> polite.  Here it would also need to be conjugated to "wannas".
> 
> In this case, "wants" would have been suitable.  "want to" from which 
> "wanna" is derived, would be grammatically wrong.
> 
> This is something you must have learned; it's not a natural mistake for 
> a non-native speaker.
> 
Going after the grammatical laxness of native speakers would
be an even more redeeming task, wouldn't it?

uwe



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