Re: Which is correct?

Subject: Re: Which is correct?
From: Elna Tymes <etymes -at- LTS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 09:16:16 -0800

Elizabeth -

On one count, your coworker is WRONG. "Appear" is no more magical than what's
on the other side of a door when you open it. We've had this debate on the
board many times, but the upshot is that, since "display" is a transitive verb,
it requires an object; therefore "dialog boxes display" is ungrammatical and
incorrect. (However, "dialog boxes display fields" would be OK.)

Elna Tymes
Los Trancos Systems

Elisabeth Zakes wrote:

> > I'm having this debate with a co-worker. Does a window "open" or
> > "appear"?
> > I say open because appear sounds too "magical". What do people think?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Stacy Camacho
> >
> According to a co-worker, instances are launched, windows are
> opened and closed, and dialog boxes display.
> Elisabeth B. Zakes
> PlanView, Inc., Austin, TX
> ezakes -at- planview -dot- com
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