Re: Perform vs. do

Subject: Re: Perform vs. do
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:24:52 -0700 (PDT)

How about, "Set the language as detailed below:"

Of course, you could substitute "listed", "shown", "stated" or another similar word for the word "detailed", but that's my suggestion.

-- Ken in Atlanta





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> From: Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net>
>To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 9:07 AM
>Subject: Perform vs. do
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>Our writing group is trying to decide if we should start using "do" instead of "perform" for lead-in statements to procedures.
>
>For example:
>"To set the language, do the following steps:"
>
>compared to:
>"To set the language, perform the following steps:"
>
>Using "do" sounds odd to our ears, but plain language guidelines recommend it and we can't find any grammatical reason why it's wrong.
>
>Another consideration is that our audience is heavily English as second language readers (especially Asian languages).
>
>Have any of you found substantive reasons to use one or the other?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Barb
>
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Re: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted: From: Jen
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