Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals

Subject: Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 10:26:25 -0700

Is "would of" EVER proper? I'm trying to think of an example, but can't come
up with one. So, at least in this specific example, there would be no
question about what is being contracted (assuming knowledge of English
contractions).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [SMTP:jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM]
>
> Which, BTW...is one of the reason that I would rather
> not use contractions in technical documentation.
> Sometimes, peole do not know what is being contracted.
>
> --- John Posada <jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM> wrote:
> > Except it is a contraction of "would have", not
> > "would
> > of".
> >
> > --- Helen Cygnarowicz <helen -at- TIW -dot- COM> wrote:
> > > I'd rather see "would've" than "would of" ...
>


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