RE: Justifying active tense and second person singular (summary a nd thanks)

Subject: RE: Justifying active tense and second person singular (summary a nd thanks)
From: "Halter, Meg" <HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, "Thompson, Antonella A" <ThompsonAA -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 14:24:07 -0800

Thanks to all of you who replied with advice, references and humor.

Thanks to you, I had a stack of references to back me up. After looking
though that stack, my boss agreed to let me keep the active tense and
personal pronouns. I'm a happy camper!

-- Meg

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Halter, Meg [SMTP:HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 10:09 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Justifying active tense and second person singular
>
> Hi Folks --
>
> I'm writing a user guide for a piece of software and my boss feels
> strongly
> that the active tense and second person singular is "too personal".
>
> Does anyone out there have a US Government
> standard or style guide that specifically states that the active tense and
> first and second person pronouns are good?




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