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    I've noticed articles refer to, in their manga sections, like Special is the one and only manga (Special since most sections don't mention other manga.)

    Is my grammar off or is that what it sounds like? Even articles that refer to more then one manga in their section say that.

    If my grammar isn't off, then should that be changed or is that too much of a hassle?
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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    Well, most of these articles might only have manga info from the Adventures series. Though under the "In the manga" section should be a section under it saying "In the (NAME) manga".

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    But what about the ones that talk about more then one? Those should be changed.

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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    Some have "In Pokemon Adventures" and then another section that says "In Pokemon DP".

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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    I know that but the sections title is named "In the manga[/i].

    Not "in manga" or possibly even in the manga's. With the anime it makes sense since there's only one but..

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    Manga is both singular and plural. Now go herd the sheep. Don't care if you herd one or a whole flock.

    Also apostrophe-s is NOT how you pluralize except for numbers and letters.

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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    This calls for an example. Let's say we have an article on Trom:

    '''Trom''' is the awesomest most awesome person ever. He appears in every single thing that Nintendo and affiliates can come up with. Coz he's awesome.

    ==In the games==
    Blah.

    ==In the anime==
    Blah blah.

    ==In the manga==
    ===In Pokémon Adventures===
    Blah blah blahtaro.

    ===In Pokémon DP===
    Blah blah blah Grunt with the butt.

    [[Category:Awesome people]]

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    Quote Originally Posted by The dark lord trombonator View Post
    ==In the manga==
    ===In Pokémon Adventures===
    Blah blah blahtaro.

    ===In Pokémon DP===
    Blah blah blah Grunt with the butt.
    Actually, if it's going to be like that, the header SHOULD be

    ===In manga===
    ===In Pokémon Adventures===
    Blah blah blahtaro.

    ===In Pokémon DP===
    Blah blah blah Grunt with the butt.

    Because "in the manga" is singular. "In manga" is plural.

    There is only one anime, hence "In the anime".

    There are many games, hence "In the games".

    There are many manga. Hence, it should be "In manga".
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    Hrm. TTE said "manga" was plural anyway...

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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    He's right, it's plural.

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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    i have one manga
    i have seven manga

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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    Quote Originally Posted by Roronoa Zorua View Post
    Because "in the manga" is singular. "In manga" is plural.

    There is only one anime, hence "In the anime".

    There are many games, hence "In the games".

    There are many manga. Hence, it should be "In manga".
    Then in that case it should be "in games". "The" can be used for either singular or plural nouns, remember.

    Now, go find the Pokémon that took your stuff. Might be one, might be 10. We're not taking "the" out, just because some of our users don't get the finer points of English grammar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTEchidna View Post
    Then in that case it should be "in games". "The" can be used for either singular or plural nouns, remember.

    Now, go find the Pokémon that took your stuff. Might be one, might be 10. We're not taking "the" out, just because some of our users don't get the finer points of English grammar.
    And that would be fine...if most of the manga entries weren't going to just have Special entries, and nothing else. Making it absolute clear there really is more than one manga (because the manga series have its own set of problem...like 80% of the fandom believing Special's the only manga) would be nice. It's not much of an organizational or aesthetic hit to remove the 'the' from the header. *shrug* Just sayin'.
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    How about, simply, "In the comics?"

    Problem solved.
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    Default Re: "In the manga"..

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogasu View Post
    How about, simply, "In the comics?"

    Problem solved.
    Would we not then have to change the other half of the wiki to "In the cartoon"?

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