RE: Clearing the check marks

Subject: RE: Clearing the check marks
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "Boudreaux, M \(GE Healthcare, consultant\)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:58:00 -0700

Boudreaux, M (GE Healthcare, consultant) wrote:

> "Verify" has a scientific meaning and a regulatory meaning,
> so I need to avoid that.

And it also means "test" rather than "cause to be".

> "Make sure" was in one of my original examples, but I am
> concerned about it being folksy and colloquial, and thus
> not good for translation or for people for whom English
> is a second language.

"Make sure" is suggested by the Simplified English
standard as an approved alternative to the non-approved
"ensure", so it's good enough for ESL aircraft mechanics...


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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