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This sentence is not even parallel! The second clause should be "and
maneuver safely or stop..." It needs to follow "Alwasy operate at speeds
that allow you to" Where's the "can" come in???
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: redundancy
Date: Friday, December 09, 1994 11:11AM
IMHO replace the slash with a coma and leave the second clause in.
At 19:19 12/7/94 -0500, Peter W Praetorius wrote:
>So what do you all think of this sentence? Should the material after the
>"slash" (/) mark be deleted? And is there ever a place for redundancy
>in technical writing?
>"Always operate at speeds that allow you to have complete control of the
>tractor / and can maneuver safely or stop in case of an emergency."
>Probably not the best sentence to begin with, but his feeling was that
>"complete control" would imply "maneuver safely. . . ."