Re: Grammar Q

Subject: Re: Grammar Q
From: Craig Haiss <craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 03:02:31 -0800 (PST)


--- J Wermont <jwermont -at- sonic -dot- net> wrote:

> > 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.)

Can't argue with that! Nice catch!

>From now on I'm only using "will" when referring to
thrift shops, actors, or the "iron" kind that keeps me
from that tenth trip to the coffee pot.

-Craig Haiss
craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com



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