Re: Overuse of gerunds in headings

Subject: Re: Overuse of gerunds in headings
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 05:42:18 -0700 (PDT)

Gerunds function as nouns, so I don't see a problem
with conceptual chapters or sections that do not use a

Steven Brown

--- William Turner <wturner -at- force10networks -dot- com>

> I have worked in several Pubs departments where the
> standard heading
> style was defined as requiring gerunds. That works
> fine for me when the
> subject is Installing, Configuring,
> Restoring...stuff like that.
> However, for an introductory chapter or section, am
> I breaking a
> well-established standard by calling it, for
> example, "Introduction
> to..." or "Overview of..."? I usually see, in
> similar situations, that
> the author uses "Understanding ..." in order to
> conform to gerund
> orthodoxy.

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