RE: Ago

Subject: RE: Ago
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:24:09 +0000

In a word, yes; at least in technical writing, which strives to be non-evocative of anything not material to the task at hand. In this regard, tech writing can be characterized as anti-poetry. I should add that I make reference to poetry to suggest that tech writing and poetry do share an affinity. Like poetry, tech writing strives for the precision and concision.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of William Sherman
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Ago

The list could go on and on. Will you avoid them in documentation because of what you connect them to automatically?


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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+bsherman77=embarqmail -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Lauren
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:39 PM
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Subject: Re: Ago

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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Re: Ago: From: Lauren
RE: Ago: From: William Sherman

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