RE: Repeating the Same Verb

Subject: RE: Repeating the Same Verb
From: "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM>
To: "'Eadaoin O'Donnell'" <ead_ciara -at- hotmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:16:56 -0400

How about making the column heading for the explanation read "This option
allows you to.." Rather than calling it something so generic as
description. That way you table cells focus on the specific option.


Connie Giordano
Senior Technical Writer
Advisor Technology Services
e-mail: Connie -dot- Giordano -at- fmr -dot- com

"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me,
and I'll understand." - Native American Proverb

-----Original Message-----
From: Eadaoin O'Donnell [mailto:ead_ciara -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 8:10 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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