RE: to be versus ing

Subject: RE: to be versus ing
From: Roy Jacobsen <rjacobse -at- GreatPlains -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 13:45:47 -0600

The answer is a definitive "It depends." Is this a heading, or part of a
paragraph? As a heading, it could go either way. As part of a paragraph, the
second one fails the "complete sentence" test.

At any rate, I'd rather see the sentence recast as active voice (as others
have also noted).

Roy M. Jacobsen
Documentation Supervisor
Great Plains
1701 38th Street Southwest
Fargo, ND 58103

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"Is there people on other planets?"
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seems like an awful waste of space..."

-----Original Message-----
From: Brierley, Sean [mailto:Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 11:00 AM
Subject: to be versus ing

Okay guys, any preference and why:

"Software tables may need to be manually updated."

"Software tables that may need manual updating."

Thanks for the thought.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

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