RE: Preposition at Beginning or End?

Subject: RE: Preposition at Beginning or End?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:12:44 -0400

They are all okay, just be consistent.

I don't name screen elements unless I must. So, I'd write, "select USA
from the Country list," or something similar.

Someone mentioned having to hole USA in your mental RAM until you see
where that is (the Country list), but it feels more natural to me to
write it as I have; I don't think the order of the language is a

Still, as I said, all are fine, just be consistent.



-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+com
Subject: Preposition at Beginning or End?

Which sentence do you prefer:
Sentence No. 1: "From the Country drop-down list, select USA."
Sentence No. 2: "Select USA from the Country drop-down list."

ALSO: Consider this sentence:
* "Click in the Name text box and type your name."
I would never write this sentence:
* "In the Name text box, click and type your name."

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