RE: Display, Displays, or Appears

Subject: RE: Display, Displays, or Appears
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Bonnie Granat'" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:47:10 -0700

> From: Bonnie Granat

> It seems so basic to me, just like giving directions to
> Grandma's house:
> "After you reach the top of hill, you should see a huge barn
> on the left
> about 200 feet from the road. There's an enormous tree
> halfway between the
> road and the barn. Turn left at the mailbox."

Did the barn "appear" or was it "displayed"?

In the case of windows opening, telling somebody that an action opens a
window, when procedures frequently result in new windows, states the obvious
and expected result of an action, so the mention of the action, "a window
opens," is unnecessary.

If the occurrence of a window is rare in the application, then it should be
addressed, but if nearly every widget is a window, then nearly every action
to begin a procedure will include, "and a window opens." Isn't that



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