RE: "box"

Subject: RE: "box"
From: Dori Green <dorigreen00 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 13:38:06 -0500

I have avoided use of the word "box" ever since I had to fight with the "technical writer" about my editorial correction to his sentence "Lay the box on it's side."

Of course there should be an apostrophe, he argued. It's possessive, isn't it?

We didn't even get into "lay" versus "lie" or even "set".

I still encounter that same argument sometimes. At least it's now from SMEs instead of the tech writer (who is now me and knows better).

That one discussion left me with a permanent neurotic dislike of the entire sentence and every word in it I guess that's now my problem. Sigh.

Dori Green
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