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Well, recasting the phrase wouldn't hurt, "We want to see your best, so
as you work, keep in mind we are looking for the following qualities:."
On principle, I wouldn't mind if more tech writers were a little more
grounded in grammar. Seriously. So being aware there might be a problem
ending a sentence with a preposition is a good thing, the next step,
obviously, is to learn what to do next.
From: techwr-l-bounces+sean -dot- brierley=ipc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+sean -dot- brierley=ipc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Pro TechWriter
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 2:45 PM
To: Kelley Greenman
Subject: Re: Writing test Fridays
They lost me in the first sentence: "...Qualities for which we are
Good grief, even the Chicago Manual of Style doesn't recommend stilted
writing like that, and ending a sentence with a preposition was >never<
Obviously not the job for me <grin>
Will it ever be 5pm today?
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