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Post time 2023-3-3 09:46 PM | Show all posts |Read mode

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Hey just want to point out this needs to be changed. I've always noticed it being really bad English but never bothered to say anything.

I just think changing it would add polish


"Please select equipment"
"Please select items"

"Please choose an Equipment" while you understand what it says just comes across as broken English. Removing "an" would be a sufficient change. Also equipment doesn't need a capital letter as it's not a noun
Post time 2023-3-4 10:13 PM | Show all posts

I think it is correct as it is. It is asking to select 1 individual item hence it is justified. We always use 'an' before a vowel so it makes sense however I also see your point when it says "Please select equipment".

Nonetheless, thanks for your feedback
 Author| Post time 2023-3-4 11:41 PM | Show all posts
Edited by Burnzey91 at 2023-3-4 11:56 PM
We always use 'an' before a vowel

Yes, this rule applies to words that begin with a vowel.

However, "Please choose an equipment" isn't correct English. "An" is singular, however equipment can't be quantifiable. The noun could be describing one singular piece of equipment, to an infinite amount of pieces. ... h-grammar/equipment

Because equipment is uncountable, we cannot say ‘an equipment’ or ‘equipments’. To refer to a single item of equipment, we say a piece of equipment:

Post time 2023-3-5 09:40 PM | Show all posts
There are some other words that are unquantifiable, but even if "wrong" the meaning is to select 1 item.
Guess in any other language that you can select in game have some wrong words, happen also to me to see wrong phrases in Italian.
 Author| Post time 2023-3-7 08:41 AM | Show all posts
In which case the way to go about it is rephrase the structure of the sentence

Removing "an" would be sufficient

Or just change  the word equipment to "item"  if you want to keep it singular

Please choose your equipment (plural)
Please choose a piece of equipment (singular)
Please choose an item
Please choose a load out

Realistically this is just a suggestion to polish one small aspect of the game which has no real impact on gameplay. Whether or not it's taken on board is completely up to the devs
Post time 2023-3-9 07:47 PM | Show all posts
Why? Nothing wrong to it tho.
 Author| Post time 2023-3-11 07:13 AM | Show all posts
Edited by Burnzey91 at 2023-3-11 07:16 AM
jhuds27 replied at 2023-3-9 07:47 PM
Why? Nothing wrong to it tho.

I get that a majority of players are from Indo-Asia Pacific region and don't speak English as a first and primary language

I've given a link to why it's grammatically incorrect

It's not game breaking as mentioned. It just looks sloppy for native English speakers
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