Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals

Subject: Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 05:45:32 -0400

On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 02:42:42 -0400, Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

What's wrong with using "will" in instructions?


When I first saw this question I thought (having edited material translated from Chinese), "It looks like that's an artifact of preserving Chinese structure." The entire issue of Chinese verbs, such as the lack of inflection and the methods for indicating tense and mood, is fascinating, but beyond my pay grade.

This website: http://n3r0t0x1n.blogspot.com/2010/02/comparisons-between-chinese-and-english.html
illustrates the problem for the subjunctive mood.
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Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Anonymous
Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Alec Chakenov

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