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Subject:Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals From:Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- LYNX -dot- DAC -dot- NEU -dot- EDU> Date:Fri, 14 May 1999 05:51:48 -0400
"Parks, Beverly" wrote:
> 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
> > -----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".
> > >
I think she meant she'd rather see a correct contraction
than an incorrect verb.