Re: Using contractions

Subject: Re: Using contractions
From: Shannon Ford <shannon -at- UNIFACE -dot- NL>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1993 09:47:09 +0100

> I never use contractions in documentation unless I am quoting
> conversation (maybe not even then) because, as far as I have been
> able to discover here in Australia, contractions are NEVER taught
> in ESL classes so a significant portion of the readership would
> not understand them.

We also never use contractions for this same reason--a great number of our
readers are not native English speakers.

Shannon Ford
fords -at- uniface -dot- nl

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