RE: WRONG!..... -ish?

Subject: RE: WRONG!..... -ish?
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: <jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:30:17 -0500

I'm an active voice kind of guy....Remove "We recommend that you" and
replace it with "Do." It's a shorter sentence and gets right to the
point....don't remove those covers of something bad will happen.

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Subject: Re: WRONG!..... -ish?

I've always thought the first construction is technically correct, though a
little odd. "I recommend you [verb]" is an acceptable construction, after
all, so the inversion 'not' should be fine. It does sound rather rigid,
though.

On 03.02.2012 01:52, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> "We recommend that you not remove the covers that were installed at
> the factory."
>
> "We recommend that you do not remove the covers that were installed at
> the factory."
>
> Is the first sentence flatly wrong, or is this a matter of style or
> formality?
>
> I'm at home, and my trusty Fowler's and my Strunk & White are at the
> office.
>
>


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