RE: Question: "Running the XYZZY"

Subject: RE: Question: "Running the XYZZY"
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 17:23:24 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bonnie Granat
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:30 PM
> Subject: [SPAM] RE: Question: "Running the XYZZY"
> > We wouldn't say "using the Microsoft Word," so we wouldn't
> say "using
> > the XYZZY" either. We'd say "using XYZZY." Using, running, working
> > with are all fine.
> What about instances where XYZZY refers to a whole product
> solution or suite? We have instances of "the XYZZY
> *component name*" or "the XYZZY process" in addition to
> "running XYZZY". Is it more common to "the or not to the" or
> to adjust for each case (running = no the, the XYZZY process = the)?

Absolutely adjust for each case, depending on what part of speech the XYZZY
becomes. In the examples above, you've made it into an adjective, so you
need the "the."

"We use the Outlook feature for managing our contacts."


"We use Outlook for e-mail."

Bonnie Granat |
bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US


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