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Personally, in describing optional choices for printer use I would not
use "direction" or "route".
If you seek replacements for "way" I might suggest options, choices, or methods.
I don't regard these as particularly "technical" words, but the
primary objective is, as always, clarity. Something like:
"To do XXX, there are three methods:
1) If aaa, then xxx
2) If bbb, then yyy
3) If ccc, then zzz"
In this formulation, you give the different circumstances that may
suggest a given method first, followed by the specific instructions.
For ESL students, I think it is very important to be completely clear
to separate the different methods in such a manner that any applicable
limitations or advantages be spelled out for each and so that it is
also very clear that these are not all to be employed--that they are
different processes for accomplishing similar objectives.
On Apr 4, 2005 7:51 AM, JBlom -at- ricoh-europe -dot- com <JBlom -at- ricoh-europe -dot- com> wrote:
> I am currently rewriting a manual where the favourite word is "way". As in, there are two different
> ways, three different ways, this way, that way....etc.
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