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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
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> 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
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