RE: [BULK] Re: Perform vs. do

Subject: RE: [BULK] Re: Perform vs. do
From: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net>, techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:25:56 +0000

So for this one I'd go with "uses the ...template to test the capacitor."

My goal is to minimize the number of syllables wherever possible. And don't get me started on the Evil "utilize."

Singers, dancers, actors and computers (applications, chips and operating systems) all "perform." Most people just do things.

Mike McCallister

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Subject: [BULK] Re: Perform vs. do
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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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