Re: status and state?

Subject: Re: status and state?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Praneeta Paradkar <praneeta_paradkar -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:45:35 -0400

Praneeta Paradkar wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have sentence here:
> Created
> This is the status when a notice is created. In this status, the notice can be edited or deleted.
> I would like to rewrite the second sentence as: In this state, the notice can be edited or deleted. Would that change the meaning? Technically or nontechnically?
> In this status somehow sounds a bit awkward to me.

The entire section is awkward, probably even including parts that you
did not quote. Take the whole thing and recast it. Focus on audience,
purpose, context, and clarity. Pay attention to avoiding passive

The choice of "status" vs "state" might be a technical issue. For whom
are you writing?

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