Re: Dueling prepositions

Subject: Re: Dueling prepositions
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 15:48:31 -0500

Thanks to everyone who replied to my previous post asking for advice on
"Add or remove a user to a
project" vs. Add or remove a user from a project."

And the winner is - in a game where everything is made up and the points
don't matter -

> "Add or remove a user from a project." ...reads always
> seems to work to let the latter verb govern the preposition.
(posted by Mark Baker, and mentioned by several others).

I said it over and over again until it sounded OK to me. It sounds fine now

However, after I wrote it that way, the client introduced new functionality,
which made the procedures more complex. So the final outcome is that I split
them into separate Add and Remove procedures.

Mike O.

"Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote in message news:...
> I am writing a combo procedure that describes how to add and remove a user
> from a project. Even though I am notoriously flexible about grammar, I
> cannot bring myself to title the procedure "Add or remove a user to a
> project" or Add or remove a user from a project." This appears to be a
> in the English language :-)
> What would you call this combo procedure? Does anybody have an elegant way
> to resolve the preposition problem? (To vs. From)



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