Re: Preposition at Beginning or End?

Subject: Re: Preposition at Beginning or End?
From: PRASANNA PRABHU <prasanna_prabhu01012003 -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 10:50:18 +0530 (IST)

I feel Lauren's version of the sentence is the best among the three options.

Regards,

Prasanna M. Prabhu
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----- Original Message ----
From: Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>; Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>; TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, 20 April, 2007 4:24:26 AM
Subject: RE: Preposition at Beginning or End?


I hate that first one too because it is passive, but it puts things in the
right order and the second sentence does not. But really there is an action
to activate the country list, so I prefer to aim for the actions that are
involved and write in the active voice. So...

Sentence No. 3: "Click the Country drop-down list and select USA."

Lauren


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:28 AM
> To: Keith Hansen; TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Preposition at Beginning or End?
>
> This one of those annoying instances where the phrasing
> I like least is the one that will probably work best (it tells
> the user where to look, then what to do).
>
> #1, but not terribly happy about it.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:18 AM
> Subject: Preposition at Beginning or End?
>
>
> > Which sentence do you prefer:
> > Sentence No. 1: "From the Country drop-down list, select USA."
> > Sentence No. 2: "Select USA from the Country drop-down list."
> >
> > To me, the first example is more logical: first, you tell
> them where to
> > go, then you tell them what to do. However, the second
> example is more
> > conversational (resembles spoken English).
> >
> > Please vote for No. 1 or No. 2. Please include a reason for your
> > preference. I REALLY would like to see if there is any
> consensus here.
>
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