RE: Perform vs. do

Subject: RE: Perform vs. do
From: Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:08:14 -0500

Barb,

My mind is heading into the logistics of how this decision will have an
effect on your workload. Either construction is fine, to me. Ultimately,
pick one and use it consistently. If I were asking your question, I would
use my existing content as a guide. I would search all of your content for
each construction. If there are 1000 instances of "to perform" and 100
instances of "to do", change the 100 instances to "to perform" and be done.

After you make your decision, update your internal style guide. You can take
it a step further. If you are using a tool like Word, you can create an
autocorrect entry so that typing "to do" is replaced with "to perform" (or
whatever is applicable after you decide).


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Behalf Of Barbara Philbrick
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:04 AM
To: techwr-l List
Subject: Re: Perform vs. do

What about:
This example uses the Simple Loop trigger model template to do a capacitor
test.

This example uses the Simple Loop trigger model template to perform a
capacitor test.


I've been through all my usage books and can't find any discussion of
perform vs. do.

Barb

---- Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> I still don't see any reason to go beyond the "to do.... :" Assuming
> that you have a section heading or intro paragraph that explains to
> the readers what ... is and when and why they'd want to do it.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
> On 10/11/2013 6:38 AM, Barbara Philbrick wrote:
> > Apparently chose a bad example... how about these examples:
> >
>



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References:
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Barbara Philbrick

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