TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: For V/s Of From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:19:25 -0800
Whereas, I would never use B. Ever. However, after DI's message
suggesting the implied difference, the usage of "of" makes sense:
"for this shipment": about the transport of the shipment
"of this shipment": about the contents of the shipment
Also, I would always say, "...view THE details...." I'm a big stickler
for the small stuff.
On 2011-01-12, at 12:46 PM, Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I can understand (a), but I would always write (b).
> Except that I would really say "Viewing details of this shipment
> requires privilege level X." ...RM
Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days. http://www.doctohelp.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-