RE: Repeating the Same Verb

Subject: RE: Repeating the Same Verb
From: "Wollt, Richard C" <Richard -dot- Wollt -at- UNISYS -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 07:48:43 -0500

We try to keep the construction parallel, even to the point of using the
same verb repeatedly for consistency. However, your table might look better
if you used "This option allows you to ..." in the header instead of
repeating it in every cell of the column.

Richard Wollt
Unisys Product Information

-----Original Message-----
From: Eadaoin O'Donnell [mailto:ead_ciara -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 7:10 AM
Subject: Repeating the Same Verb


I was wondering.....

I have a list of 19 options. I have put them in a table and under the
explanation column, I describe what each option allows you to do.

Someone proofed my document and suggested that I don't repeat the same
phrase each time.

"This option allows you to.....blah blah"

What do you reckon? Should I use a different phrase like "This option
permits you to..." or "This option lets you ......"

Does it matter, what sounds better......

Would appreciate opinions.



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