Re: Grammar Q

Subject: Re: Grammar Q
From: J Wermont <jwermont -at- sonic -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:18:00 -0800

Craig Haiss wrote:

> I have the same gripe about the use of "will." Unless
> it implies something happening in the future, a
> present-tense verb is simply more accurate. It gives
> the user more information. If I say "The Product
> Registration dialog appears," users know it will
> happen immediately after they perform the step.


Shouldn't that say, "users know it *happens* immediately after they
perform the step"? :) (This is a joke, but I'm also pointing out just
how easily the future tense slips into conversation *and* writing.)

Joyce

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Re: Grammar Q: From: Janice Gelb
Re: Grammar Q: From: Craig Haiss

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