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    Question This feature allows the access point to be set in a scanning-only mode

    Hi,

    I found below fragment from HostAp - SeattleWireless,

    This feature allows the access point to be set in a scanning-only mode where it scans the RF environment for other access points and unassociated 802.11 clients. In this mode, the access point does not transmit beacons, respond to probe requests, or support client device association. This mode allows the access point to function as an intrusion detection device to detect rogue (unauthorized) access points and unassociated 802.11 clients
    Why allows not allow? Is This feature or This mode a singular?

    Why transmit, respond, and support not transmits, responds, and supports? Isn't the access point a singular?


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    Default Re: This feature allows the access point to be set in a scanning-only mode

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    I found below fragment from HostAp - SeattleWireless,

    Why allows not allow? Is This feature or This mode a singular?

    Why transmit, respond, and support not transmits, responds, and supports? Isn't the access point a singular?


    Thanks.
    This feature allows the access point to be set in a scanning-only mode where it scans the RF environment for other access points and unassociated 802.11 clients. In this mode, the access point does not transmit beacons, respond to probe requests, or support client device association. This mode allows the access point to function as an intrusion detection device to detect rogue (unauthorized) access points and unassociated 802.11 clients

    "This feature" is third person singular, all English verbs take an "s" in third person singular.
    "...the access point does not respond..." is correct becauase of the use of the auxilliary "does not (doesn't), the verb following "doesn't" is always in the bare infinitive.

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    Question Re: This feature allows the access point to be set in a scanning-only mode

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post

    "This feature" is third person singular, all English verbs take an "s" in third person singular.
    "...the access point does not respond..." is correct becauase of the use of the auxilliary "does not (doesn't), the verb following "doesn't" is always in the bare infinitive.
    Thanks.

    And I have another question about "but not" and "not", sometimes I use "but not", sometimes "not".

    Why transmit, respond, and support not transmits, responds, and supports?
    Can I use "but not" instead of "not" in above sentence? If use "but not", is it the same meaning?

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    Default Re: This feature allows the access point to be set in a scanning-only mode

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Thanks.

    And I have another question about "but not" and "not", sometimes I use "but not", sometimes "not".

    Can I use "but not" instead of "not" in above sentence? If use "but not", is it the same meaning?
    Yes, "but not" would be ok there.

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