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Subject:RE: You VS One From:"Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com> To:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 4 Jun 2008 14:49:43 -0700
Then there's the Yoda version: "If in the November election you want to
vote, register you must.
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Subject: RE: You VS One
> > The first person imperative is,
> > "Register by October 15 to vote in the November election."
> That's second person imperative. The implied subject is "you" -- the
> person to whom the sentence is addressed.
Oops, I should have added that this sentence would be my first choice.
Simple, direct, and clear.
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
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