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Subject:Re: Quickie semantic question From:cjs10 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU Date:Thu, 19 Dec 1996 13:40:03 -0500
In any case "increasingly more time consuming" is wrong (because
"Increasingly time consuming" is fine.
On Thu, 19 Dec 1996, Win Day wrote:
> At 01:58 PM 12/18/96 -0800, Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM> wrote:
> >** If it's after 3pm PST, ignore this question **
> >I want to say that, over time, a process takes longer and longer to
> >Should I say:
> >"you've found it increasingly more time-consuming to..."
> >"you've found it increasingly time-consuming to..."
> >or either?
> How about saying:
> "Over time, a process takes longer and longer to complete."
> Or if you want it worded from the user's point of view:
> "Over time, you've found that the process takes longer and longer to complete."
> Your first instinct was the right one!
> Win Day
> Technical Writer/Editor
> Email: winday -at- idirect -dot- com
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