Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals
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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