RE: Gerunds in headings

Subject: RE: Gerunds in headings
From: Amy Dohlman <amdohlman -at- uwalumni -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 08:03:32 -0500

Instead of "Understanding" or "Overview of.." and "Introduction to," could you
use "Introducing XX" instead? Maybe "Welcome to Product Name"?

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

> Whirlers,
> I have worked in several Pubs departments where the
> standard heading
> style was defined as requiring gerunds....
> 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. For some unknown reason, that
> "Understanding ..." bugs me.


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