Re: Usage of "that"

Subject: Re: Usage of "that"
From: Stan Radomski <radomski -at- PUBS16 -dot- SI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 11:09:00 EST

> "Ensure *that* the hood is securely fastened."

> ** I don't think I've ever seen a *that* waived after *ensure*.

> It could be omitted from the first two sentences (though each
> of them uses it differently), but I think that, as used, it's
> helpful in strengthening the obviousness of the sentence
> structure.

I would take this one step further in a procedure (assuming that some things
have already been established, like what hood is being discussed).

"Ensure hood is securely fastened."

Also, I don't like to assume someone knows how to fasten it securely, so...

"Ensure hood is securely fastened by tightening four bolts to 45 +/- 5 inch

radomski -at- si -dot- com

My employer didn't say this...I did.

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