Re: Using the word "may"

Subject: Re: Using the word "may"
From: "Robert Parker" <rparker -at- welkintech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 08:40:34 -0800

Consider this:

Depending on the [state], one of the following will occur:

or

Depending on the [state], do one of the following:

Using the stronger "will" avoids both the "may=permission" problem and the
subtext that "well, it MAY occur...then again, we're not really sure..."

Robert Parker
rparker -at- welkintech -dot- com
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