RE: Ago

Subject: RE: Ago
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:12:36 -0700

I'd have to say that having a problem with "ago" is kinda far out there.
Is it really THAT informal?

Maybe "[number] days of service are required before changes can be made
to..."
That seems more formal than earlier suggestions.

-BH

-----Original Message----- From: Leonard Porrello,

Nice revision. I agree with Lauren; "ago" is correct but it doesn't sit
right with me either.

-----Original Message----- From: Lauren

I substituted phrases that fit for the missing beginning and ending of
the sentence as, "Since you modified [or began] your service less than
45 days ago, you must wait before making anymore [or any] changes."

I do not like the use of "ago" because it makes me think of fairy tales
or Star Wars, "a long time ago." I would probably change the snip to
read "... your service within 45 days, ..." or "... your service within
the past 45 days, ..." or "... your service start date is within the
past 45 days, ..."

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