Comma splice

Bug #585242 reported by Marc Stewart on 2010-05-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Manual
Undecided
Kevin Godby

Bug Description

Rev. 788
Ch.1, § "Installing Ubuntu", p. 14 (PDF p.16)
Type: grammar

Manual currently has:
The process of installing Ubuntu is designed to be quick and easy, however, we realize that some people may find the idea a little daunting.

There are two separate clauses there that should, at the very least, be separated by a semicolon (before "however").

Personally, I would go as far as to split it into two separate sentences, to emphasize the point made in the first, and then move the "however" into the second one a little too:
The process of installing Ubuntu is designed to be quick and easy. We realize, however, that some people may find the idea a little daunting.

Kevin Godby (godbyk) on 2010-05-25
Changed in ubuntu-manual:
assignee: nobody → Kevin Godby (godbyk)
status: New → In Progress
milestone: none → edition-2
Kevin Godby (godbyk) wrote :

This change will appear in the second edition. Thanks!

Changed in ubuntu-manual:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-manual:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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