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Re: Link to "forgot password" actually reads "forget password"

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On 12/07/2011 04:53 AM, Ausmarton Fernandes wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The link to reset the password on the link below reads "*forget*
> your password".
> 
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/

I agree it might be clearer if it read "forgot your password?",
especially for non-native readers. But it might not be accurate.

The current language is actually grammatically correct - it is a
shortened form of "Did you forget your password?", with the subject
aligned to the related text above it. That text above it is a
shortened form of "Do you need an account?", with the shortening being
a drop of "do/did you" - i.e., the subject of the sentence is you.

If it were changed to "Forgot your password?" but read after the
sentence above that presumes-and-shortens-out the "Do you", it might
be read as "Did you forgot your password?".

So it sounds as if both sentences would need changing together to a
complementary "I need/forgot", or they can stay as they are.

- - Karsten
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