Re: "do not do x" vs "never do x"

Subject: Re: "do not do x" vs "never do x"
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: Milan Davidovic <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:09:32 -0400

Milan Davidovic wrote:
> Of the two ways of telling someone not to do something:
> - Do not <do x>.
> - Never <do x>.
> how do you choose which to use?

I prefer "never" when it should never, ever, be done. "Do not" simply
means "don't do" - there may be times or conditions where one might do
it, but generally, not.

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