Basic Voice ??s: OK for Software to "allow", "let", "enable", "pr ovide" and so forth?

Subject: Basic Voice ??s: OK for Software to "allow", "let", "enable", "pr ovide" and so forth?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:48:05 -0500


A second thought on this topic: If you're trying to say what some function
_lets_ you do, try looking for an active verb that expresses the concept.
For example:

Wrong: The fubar function lets you foul things up beyond all possibility of
recovery.
Right: The fubar function fouls things up beyond all possibility of
recovery.

Worth a thought?

--Geoff Hart, geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada
580 boul. St-Jean
Pointe-Claire, Que., H9R 3J9 Canada

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur. (Oh! Was I
speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips
out.)--Anonymous

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