RE: a question about verb tense/is or was?

Subject: RE: a question about verb tense/is or was?
From: "Pitt, Julie" <julie -dot- pitt -at- digex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 09:47:05 -0500

Steve Hudson wrote:

<<I come from an ISO background, so ESPECIALLY in internal manuals, it is
always more correct to use the future tense.>>

As my sig indicates, I've got some ISO experience as well, and I can't find
anywhere in the standard (in this case, ISO 9001:2000) where future tense
is called for in internal manuals. I've used the present tense pretty much
everywhere -- we just tell how and when we do things, not how and when we
*will* do things.


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