RE: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off

Subject: RE: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off
From: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Hodgins'" <ehodgins -at- telusplanet -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 14:37:08 -0800

Robert Hodgins wrote:

> Could a rationalization be found in the following:
>
> "Turn the monitor around" versus "Turn around the monitor"?

Yes. That example demonstrates that "Turn off the monitor" is preferable precisely because splitting "turn" from "off" will make the reader expect "around". It would be bad, for example, to write:

1. Turn the monitor around.
2. Turn the keyboard around.
3. Turn the mouse around.
4. Turn the motion-sensitive bomb detonator off without moving or rotating it.

-Andrew

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