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Subject:RE: there is vs. there's From:"Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com> To:"John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:13:18 -0700
Unless you are using contractions in a deliberate attempt to create a
particular, informal voice and you expect that voice to be carried over
into your translated docs, I don't see the benefit of assuming
non-native speakers and translators will handle difficult contractions
Leonard C. Porrello
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 1:44 PM
To: Leonard C. Porrello
Cc: Zen C; techwr-l List
Subject: Re: there is vs. there's
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
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
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