Re: "Ability" or "allows"

Subject: Re: "Ability" or "allows"
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 10:01:24 -0700

I tend to go for the simplest variation, and even "allows" always seems
likes to much to me because it requires an infinitive. Who needs the extra
construction? I'd use:

This selection lets you define...


Maggie Secara
secaram -at- mainsaver -dot- com

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 10:05 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: "Ability" or "allows"
> The question of the day :-)
> The context is a procedure that is initiated by
> selecting a command from a dropdown list from a menu
> bar. Ok, if you must ask, yes, it is an icon :-{
> --------------------------
> "This selection gives you the ability to define the
> countries..."
> or
> "This selection allows you to define the countries..."
> -------------------------
> BTW, FWIW, my choice is the first example.
> ===
> John Posada

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