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To ensure the installation of Sigil is a smashing success, follow these
steps in the order given...or else I'll go to your house and whack you.
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Subject: introducing steps
I'm taking a class in technical writing. My teacher says never to introduce
a series of steps with an infinitive (To install Sigil) but to use an
independent clause ("To install Sigil, follow these steps:" or words to that
effect. To me, the clause "follow these steps" is imlied by the fact that
steps follow. Still, it's the teacher, so I have to follow her style.
Is there a more graceful way to introduce steps? how do yo do it? I'm pretty
much coming up dry.
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