My colleague wrote a presentation and I wonder if he is correct or not.

  1. The SDK is super cool
  2. Provides this unique feature
  3. Ensures wonderful capabilities

Is it OK that each item in the bullet list starts with a verb without a noun? Shall I rewrite it this way?

  1. The SDK is super cool
  2. The SDK provides this unique feature
  3. It ensures wonderful capabilities
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    I happened to see a similar use in the man page of git rev-parse, the --stop-at-non-option section. At first glance I thought a ' was missing before I realized the subject was omitted.
    – ElpieKay
    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:57

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Bulleted lists can contain anything. They don't need to be complete sentences, for example:

  • Mad
  • Bad
  • Dangerous to know
  • my question was if it is OK to have grammatically incorrect sentences Oct 10, 2016 at 6:50
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    Complete sentences should be grammatically correct, obviously. However, there is no rule that says that bulleted lists must contain only complete sentences.
    – Mick
    Oct 10, 2016 at 6:56
  • And is it ok to ommit the noun? I thought that every english sentence must have the noun. Can the bullte list item be just "Provides this unique feature"? Oct 10, 2016 at 7:01
  • No problem. You don't need a complete sentence since the context (subject) is already established.
    – Mick
    Oct 10, 2016 at 7:03

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