Re: active vs. passive

Subject: Re: active vs. passive
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 17:44:41 -0700

On 8/8/2017 1:46 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

"Use bulleted lists, which are easy to scan and more likely to be
read" is a quote from the Microsoft Manual of Style.

I wouldn't state it that way. I also do not always care for Microsoft's style rules.

"The system will create the specified directory if it does not exist"
is a quote from a programmer's guide I wrote and there is nothing
remotely confusing about it when read in context.

That is also the example I provided of how I would make that statement and I had not seen your work.

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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
Re: active vs. passive: From: Lauren
Re: active vs. passive: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: active vs. passive: From: Lauren
Re: active vs. passive: From: Robert Lauriston

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