Re: Displays vs. Appears

Subject: Re: Displays vs. Appears
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 10:11:18 -0500

> So my question is: Is there an outside chance that the sentence "When
> you click the Home page icon, the Techwhirler Home page displays" will
> pass muster in the tech writing world?
> None of my readers - native English speakers all - have so far come back
> to me with complaints about my earlier intransigent use of the
> intransitive "displays" (if you detect any pun there, however bad, it's
> intended). From which I conclude that it belongs in the Andrew Platonian
> font-fondling league and hence readers really wouldn't care.

So you use "displays" and no one cares... I don't see the problem.


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