Re: Contractions

Subject: Re: Contractions
From: Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 21:50:07 PDT

>I know that contractions shouldn't be used in tech writing, but
>I can't find where it says this.

If they're so bad, why did you use two of them in your first sentence?

But you can probably find a statement of "never use contractions" right
next to the statement of "documentation is to be written in the passive
voice."

I was taught both rules, but I managed to shake them off.

-- Robert

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