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Subject:Re: Contractions in User Guides From:Rick Lippincott <rjl -at- BOSTECH -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 12 Dec 1995 09:47:08 EST
Karen Mayer asked:
>I noticed that quite a few manuals contain contractions these days, and
>wondered how widespread their use is.
I try to avoid the use of contractions. Almost all of the manuals I've
written had the potential for use overseas, and this makes me cautious.
The foreign audience probably -does- know the meanings of the contractions,
but by spelling out the complete words I avoid that possible pitfall.
rjl -at- bostech -dot- com