Re:Unprofessional possessive

Subject: Re:Unprofessional possessive
From: "Kasie Snyder" <Kasie -dot- Snyder -at- pulse -dot- com>
To: "Halter; Meg" <HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 12:15 -0500

Meg-
Perhaps you are confusing contractions and possessives. While it is considered
unprofessional to use contractions in technical documentation, I have never
heard the same about using possessives.

Kasie Snyder
Lead Technical Writer
Pulsecom DSL Information Development Team

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Subject: Unprofessional possessive
Author: HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil (Halter; Meg)
Date: 11/29/99 11:16 AM

Hello all --

A question has come up concerning the use of the possessive in technical
reports. The author maintains that it's unprofessional to use the
possessive. So instead of writing "the pilot's head" we should write "the
pilot head". The second sounds like pidgin to me. (Me take pilot head and
bash with rock.)

Me hope for you comments.

-- Meg

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