Re: Ago

Subject: Re: Ago
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:23:07 -0400

Why not just say " ... your service within the past 45 days, you must
wait..."

Suzette Leeming

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 4:12 PM, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> wrote:

> 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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References:
Re: Ago: From: Lauren
RE: Ago: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: Ago: From: Brian.Henderson

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