Re: Perform vs. do

Subject: Re: Perform vs. do
From: punit shrivastava <punitshrivastava -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:59:00 +0530

Assuming that we will already write a sentence about the procedure..how
about just using..
Follow these steps:
On 11 Oct 2013 18:55, "Ken Poshedly" <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:

> 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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> >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
Perform vs. do: From: Barbara Philbrick
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Ken Poshedly

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