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From Jim Van:
“If the Recovery (read it Money) is in the millions [of dollars], even 4 decimal places would make a SIGNIFICANT figures.”
Question: What difference in use between parenthesis and square brackets?
Usually parentheses are for ancillary thoughts whereas square brackets are for editorial notes. In this example above, "read it Money" is a secondary thought he has, and "of dollars" clarifies what the number is referring to.
July 24, 2006, 11:22am
Whatever about that, "a SIGNIFICANT figures" is clearly incorrect!
July 24, 2006, 12:46pm
Thanks to dyske for doing the honor [for me] to ngungo.Never thought a comment would be further commented on!As to Nicholas Sanders, please eleborate.
July 24, 2006, 1:00pm
Jim, what Nicholas is saying is that you were mixing singular and plural. it should be "a SIGNIFICANT figure", no "s" on the end. Referring to the original post, a small fraction of millions of dollars would be a lot of dollars, but the dollar amount would be only one figure.
July 24, 2006, 4:49pm
Thank You, I am retarded.
May 13, 2007, 4:33pm
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