RE: "using" as a verb in a task heading

Subject: RE: "using" as a verb in a task heading
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Milan Davidovic'" <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 14:09:26 -0700

The style guide for one company I worked with called for using "to" before
the verb, as "To Use Method A" or "To Verb the Noun." I think they also
ended the procedure heading with a colon. I would pick a convention that
fits well with the overall style, if the company did not have its own style


> From: Milan Davidovic

> Let's say you have a task -- for demonstration purposes only, we'll
> call it Verbing the Noun. There are two ways of verbing the noun, so
> one could construct headings as follows:
> Verbing the Noun
> Using Method A
> Using Method B
> As I was taught in my initial training, "using" is a poor choice for a
> verb in a task heading (sound familiar? or is this just me?). In this
> case, though, it may be okay. What do you think?


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"using" as a verb in a task heading: From: Milan Davidovic

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