RE: Display, Displays, or Appears

Subject: RE: Display, Displays, or Appears
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 10:15:40 -0400

Perhaps displays can mean "to be" or "to come into view" as a synonym of
shows? Of course, let your style guide be your guide.



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Subject: RE: Display, Displays, or Appears

Daniel Ng wrote:

> *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(r)
> This be the way writers. Watch the ordering of the instructions.
> On the Main menu, click XYZ.
> ABC dialog box displays.

Except when describing certain male birds' attempts to attract mates,
"displays" is a transitive verb. It requires an object. ABC dialog box
displays what?

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