RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"

Subject: RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 17:53:54 -0400

<raises hand> I said that they're interchangeable in your first example,
not your second example.

Now, back in the real world situation that I described, "allow" actually
works better than "enable":

* "The RCP shall allow but not require the user to schlep the pekele."
* "The RCP shall enable but not require the user to schlep the pekele."


-----Original Message-----
From: Porrello, Leonard
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 5:49 PM
To: Lauren; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"

Exactly, the phrase is ridiculous in most cases and demonstrates that
allow and enable are not always interchangeable. But I am curious; did
notice that I was responding to someone else's suggestion that the two
terms are interchangeable, namely, "I see nothing wrong with the
sentence, 'A good education will allow you to achieve your highest
potential'"?




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Follow-Ups:

References:
"Allow" vs. "Require": From: Dan Goldstein
RE: "Allow" vs. "Require": From: Dan Goldstein
RE: "Allow" vs. "Require": From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: "Allow" vs. "Require": From: Lauren
RE: "Allow" vs. "Require": From: Porrello, Leonard

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