RE: Stuck with Grammar

Subject: RE: Stuck with Grammar
From: "Grant, Christopher" <CGrant -at- glhec -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 14:42:30 -0500

> I am trying to explain a field in a form (screen) and the
> developer has supplied this description:
> The invoiceable volume determined for this transaction.
> Invoiceable does not seem right. I don't think there is such
> a word, so I am going to reword the sentence. Is invoicable a word?

IMHO, no, it's not. Aside from how ugly it _sounds_, consider this:

Google on "invoiceable" : ~346 results.
Google on "incentivize" : ~7500 results.

It's not even as popular as incentivize, which I would _never_ use, so in
this writer's opinon, don't use a word like invoiceable... that's even less
widely used.

> I am going to reword the sentence as:
> The volume amount to be invoiced for this transaction.
> Is this better?

Yes, much better - as long as you don't call it a complete sentence. :)

Chris Grant

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