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

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