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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.