Re: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "allow" v. "enable."

Subject: Re: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "allow" v. "enable."
From: "Guy K. Haas" <ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com>
To: Suzette Seveny <sseveny -at- petvalu -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 10:20:39 -0800



Suzette Seveny wrote:
>
> I feel that "allow", "enable" and "let" all imply permission to some extent. I
> would re-word it this way:
>
> The Cost Wizard option/feature/application/whatever is used to add, edit and
> delete customized pricing structures.

The passive form has been used here. Its use is generally discouraged
in industrial technical writing, although it is often used in academic
writing.

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