A Conversation for The History of the Royal Navy - Part 3 (1815 - 1914)

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Post 1

Kes

In the section on "The Siege of Acre", second paragraph, the text reads: "... silo of shots ..." . Should this be "... salvo of shots ..."?


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Post 2

Vestboy

Another one: The Last Battles of the Sailing Ships

"...some confusion in Algiers lead instead to..."
Shouldn't that be
"...some confusion in Algiers led instead to..."


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Post 3

Vestboy

The Steam Age
"...and fierce competition lead to continuous technological improvements..."

Same as above. Lead is pronouned "led" when it is the metal. When it is the verb led is the past tense. In the verb to lead it rhymes with bleed and is immediately recognised as being wrong.

I'm really enjoying the article and I think it is well written. Sorry to be pedantic, but there is a high standard to maintain.


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Post 4

Vestboy

Boards and Screws
"...the screw propeller lead to the Admiralty deciding..."
as above


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Post 5

Vestboy

Ironside
"This lead to the need for shell-firing guns..."
"...a lack of careful weighting lead to the more ambitious Captain capsizing..."

Toperdoes and Submarines
"...the risk of collision with surface ships lead to several peacetime disasters..."

Battleships
"Its construction lead to an arms race between Britain and Germany,"

I think that's the lot! smiley - ok


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Post 6

AlexAshman


Well, the fact that it took five separate posts to cover them all kind of shows that they're not so easy to spot smiley - smiley


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Post 7

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit reporting typo
"At < F47997?thread=3296433 > 'Editorial Feedback'

A Curator will be here shortly no doubt. "


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Post 8

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Curator reporting for duty. Give me a moment, now.

TRiG.smiley - smiley


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Post 9

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Please, we love pedants, don't be at all sorry about it.

TRiG.smiley - winkeye


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Post 10

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Right, I think that's the lot done.

TRiG.smiley - biro


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Post 11

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

lead, v.t., pa.t. and pa.p. led.


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Post 12

Vestboy

I still think it's a bloomin' good article. smiley - ok


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Post 13

AlexAshman

smiley - cheers


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