Re: You are & repetition

Subject: Re: You are & repetition
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:06:43 -0500

Michelle,

Two things:

--It looks like there's a typo in your statement--shouldn't the "is" in "or
perform another calculation is this window." be "in"?
--I would not leave out the "you can" in the examples you gave, based
solely on that example. But I think it depends on the context--it sounds
like this is an explanation of a pane that opens displaying the results of
calculations. So depending on what the other text says, you may be right.

Kathleen


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM, <M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm editing a Chinese to English translated manual. I've noticed that "you
> can" is repeated all over the place. I don't feel it's necessary. I think
> this could easily be left out and be understood as seen in the second
> sentence. BTW, I'm not looking to change the other parts of the sentence,
> just want to gather opinions about the use of "you can". TIA.
>
> 1) *You can* record the displayed calculations or perform another
> calculation is this window.
>
> 2) *Record* the displayed calculations or perform another calculation is
> this window.
>
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