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    Which is the object of the sentence below or how many objects are there?


    "Prepare for program-level enterprise and application architecture reviews"
    (This sentence is from the "Net-Centric Implementation Part 1: Overview" .
    The document can be viewed by searching the file "Part1_v3pt1pt0-22Dec2009.pdf".)




    It seems to me that all the words after "Prepare for" is one big object ,
    but it does not make any sense to me.
    Is there a special usage or meaning for the words "enterprise" or "application" that would make the sentence make sense?

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    Default Re: How many objects are there?

    The problem is - as so often with technical content - a long string of abstract nouns with no clear grammatical underpinning; the writer/speaker just says 'Here are the abstract nouns; it's up to you to sort them out (and don't blame me if you get it wrong)'. Of course we should blame them!

    The probable meaning is "Prepare for reviews [at all levels, ranging from reviews at] the level of programs used by individual enterprises [to reviews at the level of the] architecture [of the software designed for] applications [in the sense used by software engineers]". But I could well be wrong. That's the trouble with this sort of lazy writing.

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    Thank you very much for the reply. I'm so glad to know that these sentences may not always be grammatically clear. Now I can go on with my studies with a little more confidence.

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    Default Re: How many objects are there?

    Quote Originally Posted by terras View Post
    Which is the object of the sentence below or how many objects are there?


    "Prepare for program-level enterprise and application architecture reviews"
    (This sentence is from the "Net-Centric Implementation Part 1: Overview" .
    The document can be viewed by searching the file "Part1_v3pt1pt0-22Dec2009.pdf".)

    It seems to me that all the words after "Prepare for" is one big object ,
    but it does not make any sense to me.
    Is there a special usage or meaning for the words "enterprise" or "application" that would make the sentence make sense?
    "Prepare" doesn't have a direct object, as it would, say, in:
    "Prepare me a salad", in which 'a salad' is the direct object, and 'me' is the indirect object.

    "program-level enterprise and application architecture reviews" is the object of the preposition "for".

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