Re: Ensure vs. verify

Subject: Re: Ensure vs. verify
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:58:04 -0700

It depends on whether the user should put the system in standby (ensure) and continue the process or abort the process if the system is not in standby (verify).

If the user is expected to place the system in standby and continue the process, then you could just say, "place the system in standby." If the system is already in standby, then nothing changes.


On 7/12/2013 7:35 AM, M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com wrote:

Which do you prefer or think is correct? Both are used inconsistently in
the manual I'm reviewing.

*Ensure* that the system is in Standby.

or

*Verify* that the system is in Standby.




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