Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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hangman
Member since:
2007-09-05

"Should" can indicate a suggestion. It is a PERFECTLY FINE auxiliary verb to use here.

"Maybe I should fly a kite today."

"Yeah, you should do that."

Except he said "MAY be a good idea". Of course tabloid "journalists" who are more concerned with sensationalist stories rather than accurate news don't care about that.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Except he said "MAY be a good idea". Of course tabloid "journalists" who are more concerned with sensationalist stories rather than accurate news don't care about that.


I think you lack basic comprehension skills in the English language. He clearly made a suggestion, which is exactly how I put it in the headline. The fact that you cannot comprehend basic English skills (as evidenced by the fact that you're the only one whining about the headline), is not my problem.

"Still, it may be a good idea to offer it." That's a suggestion. Right there. "Should" is a perfectly fine modal auxiliary verb to convey a suggestion. You'd have a point if I had used "must".

Edited 2009-07-28 15:53 UTC

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hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

I think you lack basic comprehension skills in the English language. He clearly made a suggestion, which is exactly how I put it in the headline.

Actually, he answered a yes/no question from a journalist. The JOURNALIST was making the suggestion. He merely replied that it MAY be a good idea.

"Still, it may be a good idea to offer it." That's a suggestion.

No, that's a response to a yes/no question.

It isn't my fault you are busier chasing sensationalist headlines than actually doing a minimum of journalistic work with some integrity.

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