Re: appears vs is displayed

Subject: Re: appears vs is displayed
From: Rita Johnson <rbjldj -at- USIT -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 13:35:23 -0500

I have always hated the "magic" of appears and try to get rid of it
whenever I can. I prefer is displayed because that is what happens.

>
> "Click Add and the Add Patient window is displayed."
> vs
> "Click Add and the Add Patient window appears."
>
> Even though it uses the passive voice, I personally prefer "is
> displayed." To me, "appears" sounds like it happens through magic. Any
> thoughts?

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