Re: E-Primer

Subject: Re: E-Primer
From: RICHARD BURNHAM <ww -at- WISEWORD -dot- DEMON -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Wed, 11 May 1994 22:17:40 +0000

In article <9405092019 -dot- AA05733 -at- melmac -dot- coat -dot- com>
mschejte -at- melmac -dot- coat -dot- com "Marjorie Schejter" writes:

> How about "The program manager window displays."?

I feel very uncomfortable with this use of "display" as an intransitive verb.
I don't think it is generally regarded as correct.

Usually, something is displayed as a result of the user carrying out an
operation. How about "Click on ... to see the program manager window"?

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