RE: Generally, what do you think of generally?

Subject: RE: Generally, what do you think of generally?
From: "Ackerson, Allan" <aackerson -at- logicon -dot- com>
To: Janet Valade <janetv -at- systech -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 08:16:13 -0800

Giving examples is good, Janet. However, which is stronger?

"In almost all cases the software will load correctly. If not, then
reinstall the frimfram application."

or

"If the software does not load, reinstall the frimfram application."

When I was a fledgling writer, oh so many years ago, I was taught Accuracy,
Brevity, Clarity. Adverbs add nothing to the ABCs of good writing.

Cheers!
Al


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet Valade [mailto:janetv -at- systech -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 8:51 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Generally, what do you think of generally?

I tend to say things like, "In almost all cases" or "With rare exceptions"
or "With
only a few exceptions". If I can, I try to give an example of an exception.

Janet

Janet Valade
Technical Writer
Systech Corporation, San Diego, CA
mailto:janetv -at- systech -dot- com


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