Re: Re Re:Numbers

Subject: Re: Re Re:Numbers
From: John Posada <john -at- TDANDW -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 11:04:15 -0500

Hi, Davif

To me, the beginning "When" makes me structure the rest of the sense to conform
to the same "time" tense. I could have written it both ways...alot of it
depends on the positioning of the document..(it's something I sense...I don't
think I can define it)

1) When you press the OK button, page 2 will be displayed, as shown....
2) Press the OK button. Page 2 is displayed as shown...


This could be discussed all day and I have real work to do!


David Thompson wrote:

> Jason Willebeek-LeMair wrote:
> If I written "Page 2 will be displayed when you press the OK button"...I'd
> volunteer that this is However, just with the inclusion of
> the
> word(s) "when" or "will be" does not automatically make my version passive,
> or
> does it?
> Why bother with the future. When you do this, that happens.
> David.

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