Re: You Use 'you'?

Subject: Re: You Use 'you'?
From: Pam Tatge <pamt -at- STEINBECK -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 1994 13:27:47 CDT

Arlen Walker writes about using "you":

> It's a highly personal choice. Some aren't comfortable writing in the
> second person.

This is the type of issue where the comfort of writers should
take a back seat to the needs of readers. There's plenty of
information available about when and why using second person
is the right thing to do, and when and why it isn't. From a
writer's point of view, why should this be a highly personal
choice? It's just another strategy. A lot of the things that
we discuss as "right" or "wrong" on this list are really only
right or wrong in specific situations and for specific audiences.
Part of being a good writer is knowing your options and knowing
when to use them.

*** Pam Tatge, Member Group Technical Staff
*** Texas Instruments Semiconductor Group, Houston
*** pamt -at- steinbeck -dot- sc -dot- ti -dot- com

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