RE: active vs. passive

Subject: RE: active vs. passive
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 09:56:52 +0000

It depends on context, of course, but I would almost certainly write "If the specified output directory does not exist, it is created automatically."

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From: techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 12:11 AM
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Subject: Re: active vs. passive

Future tense is sometimes appropriate. "If the specified output directory does not exist, it will be created automatically."

On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> It is usually good to avoid future tense when documenting the
> capabilities of a product. ...
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References:
Re: active vs. passive: From: Bernd Hutschenreuther
Re: active vs. passive: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: active vs. passive: From: Peter Neilson
Re: active vs. passive: From: Robert Lauriston

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