Re: Run or be run?

Subject: Re: Run or be run?
From: Kirsten Zerbinis <salmonzerbinis -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:49:07 -0500

I should clarify my question, and I do apologize for not being precise the first time around. I was just using Windows as a placeholder noun. It's the usage of the word "run" as alternately passive, active-transitive, and active-intransitive.

(Aside: thank you to the person who pointed out that the MMSTP specifies that Windows is only to be used as an adjective, never as a noun - I had forgotten that.)

The actual sentence I'm struggling with is "Our software can be run by itself on a single, standalone machine, or it can be run as a multi-user system from a central server."

Maybe it's just the passive that I dislike. Or maybe I'm successfully distracting myself from real work.

On Friday, March 28, 2003, at 12:51 PM, Spreadbury, David C. wrote:

First off, the only stupid question is the one not asked. Now back to your
question. I would think ...the software runs on Windows 95/98/NT/XP/2000
platforms/systems... You really need to be specific as to which Windows
operating systems the software can run on, unless it doesn't care. Only your
testing group can answer this question. Specifically, which platforms can
your testing group certify that it will work on? Which platforms/operating
systems did they test it on?

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