RE: he/she redux

Subject: RE: he/she redux
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 08:39:41 -0700

Dick wrote:

> As opposed to who else's baby? The focus of an instructional step is on the action, not the object of the action (which is assumed in this instance). But transitive verbs require objects, so a pronoun is a good choice (takes the focus away from the identity of the object and returns it to the verb, where it belongs).

Guess I'm missing something.

Hold your baby. Put your baby down. Wrap your baby in swaddling clothes.
Don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.

Seems to work for me....

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