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    #1

    market was released?

    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    Fernando Valente wrote Steve asking if there was truth to speculation about an App Store for Apple computers and whether Mac OS X would require that all software be authorized through it. "Nope," Steve offered. This was interpreted by many... as a denial from Steve that a Mac App Store was in the works. In fact, such a market was being developed and eventually was released, but OS X did not require authentication.

    In the above, the subject of "was released" is "such a market," right? But the expression "such a market eventually was released" sounds strange to me. Would you please rewrite it more easily?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: market was released?

    Is it the passive that makes it sound off?
    Eventually, they released it.

    I agree a "market" being released sounds funny, but remember that we're essentially talking about the App store, which did have to be built and then released ("let loose" into the Internet), not just opened.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: market was released?

    I see.

    Thank you for the help.

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