Re: there is vs. there's

Subject: Re: there is vs. there's
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:43:36 -0400

Isn't handling that up to your professional translation company? It's not
like they haven't seen contractions,so they'll know how to handle them.

On 4/16/08, Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
> If your docs will be translated or your audience in non-native speaking,
> you should avoid "there's" and similar (informal) contractions.
> Leonard C. Porrello
> SoleraTec LLC
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> om] On Behalf Of Zen C
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> Subject: there is vs. there's
> Hi,
> Is there a rule about using "there is/there's" in Technical Writing? or
> is
> it a standard followed based on preference.
> --
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> NYMetro STC President
> - Said the Zen master to the hot dog vendor "Make me one with everything."

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there is vs. there's: From: Zen C
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