RE: Perform vs. do

Subject: RE: Perform vs. do
From: "Barb" <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:39:30 -0400

If you are a true glutton for punishment, you can download the Reference
Manual and see the examples in context.

http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=57633

The autozero example is on page 136.

The User's Manual is the one that tends to use the ".... perform the
following steps" format:
http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=57632


Barb

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+caslon=windstream -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
Of Barb
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 9:00 PM
To: 'Milan Davidovic'
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Perform vs. do

We've been trying to move to more ESL-friendly language, plus
plainlanguage.gov recommends "do" over "perform" (but with no explanation).
We've been trying to use "do" instead, but it sounds strange. Because it
sounds strange, our department members have been sporadic about using it.
This in turn has resulted in inconsistent usage, so we're trying to
establish rules around when to and not to use "perform" and "do" (or,
ideally, use one of them consistently).

I've found that sometimes there's a grammatical reason when things sound
strange (rules we've internalized but forgotten). In this case, I'm not
finding one.


Barb

-----Original Message-----
From: Milan Davidovic [mailto:milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 4:00 PM
To: Barbara Philbrick
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Perform vs. do

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Barbara Philbrick <caslon -at- windstream -dot- net>
wrote:
> Our writing group is trying to decide if we should start using "do"
instead of "perform" for lead-in statements to procedures.

How did this come up?

--Milan Davidovic

Sent from my Yost 10




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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted: From: Jen
Perform vs. do: From: Barbara Philbrick
Re: Perform vs. do: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Perform vs. do: From: Barb

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