writing for translation

Subject: writing for translation
From: Kari Gulbrandsen <kkgulbrandsen -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:25:24 -0400

Hi, all --

When writing for translation, what phrasing would work better and why:

- a is unable to do b *or* a is not able to do b
- x is unsuccessful *or* x is not successful

Thanks!

Kari.
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