Re: Different....'THAN' ..vs. FROM

Subject: Re: Different....'THAN' ..vs. FROM
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 15:08:22 -0800

Muwonge, Margaret wrote:

So, I turn to you my esteemed friends, do I or do I not replace the 'word' ? Personally, if somebody sees ---'whatever'--- as different than, who am I to argue!

That depends on the circumstance.

If you're editing a document that the public will see, correct it. You'll rarely go wrong if you follow formal standards with public documents.

However, if you're editing an internal document, don't bother. Nobody appreciates a grammar cop - even other grammar cops. Too often, it's a subtle form of put-down, so even though that's not your intent, you may appear conceited.

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

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