Re: Quickie semantic question

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
it's redundant).

"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
> >complete.
> >
> >Should I say:
> >
> >"you've found it increasingly more time-consuming to..."
> >
> >or
> >
> >"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
> -----------------------
> Win Day
> Technical Writer/Editor
> Email: winday -at- idirect -dot- com

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