Re: grammar survey

Subject: Re: grammar survey
From: "Schweizer, Alex" <alexs -at- VISTEON -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 10:12:07 -0400

I vote number 1. Are you referring to pressing the END key on the
keyboard? If END is a button on the screen, accuracy dictates the user
"click" end. In today's world of touchscreen kiosks, a user could
easily interpret the press as pressing on the screen (unless, of course,
you are writing for a touchscreen application).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hutchings, Christa [SMTP:cwhutchings -at- HOMEWIRELESS -dot- COM]
> Sent: Sunday, May 17, 1998 2:16 PM
> Subject: grammar survey
> Hi gang -
> Vote for your favorite:
> 1) When finished, press END.
> 2) When done, press END.
> 3) Press END when finished.
> 4) Press END when done.
> There's a raging debate here on my technical review team as to which
> is
> the correct construction. Some don't like "when done" as it makes them
> think we're baking a cake, others don't like "when finished" and are
> adamant that "when done" is perfectly acceptable. Some want the action
> to be taken at the front of the sentence, others want the time to take
> the action at the front of the sentence.
> I've heard and read plenty of good arguments for each construction and
> am wondering how you folks feel about them.
> Chris Welch-Hutchings
> Sr. Technical Writer
> Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
> Norcross GA (USA)
> cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com

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