More/Less Accurate/Complete

Subject: More/Less Accurate/Complete
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 09:24:48 -0500


Give me your opinion on these sentences... (I just came across them
while editing.)

"If you enter these numbers, your figures will be more complete."
"If you enter these numbers, your figures will be more accurate."

I don't think figures can be more or less complete/accurate. They either
are complete/accurate, or they aren't.

For example, assume you have two students in math class:
* Student A says 2+2 = 5.
* Student B says 2+2 = 500.
Neither student is accurate. You could say one student is closer to the
correct answer than the other student. But "more accurate" or "less

Your opinions, please.


P.S. Of course, in the U.S. Constitution, we do have that bit about
forming a "more perfect" union...

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


RE: old school: From: Combs, Richard
RE: old school: From: Keith Hood
RE: old school: From: Melissa Nelson

Previous by Author: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
Next by Author: RE: Each vs Every grrrr
Previous by Thread: RE: old school
Next by Thread: RE: More/Less Accurate/Complete

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads