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From:Michelle Vina-Baltsas <Michelle_Vina-Baltsas -at- US -dot- CRAWCO -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:52:00 -0500
Which is the correct, appears or displays? Is it a matter of preference or
is one grammatically correct?
1) The imported information appears in a table.
2) The imported information displays in a table.
In the past I've used displays because I always feel that appears denotes
that something "magical" has happened.
What do you all think?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Risk Sciences Group
Mahwah, New Jersey
michelle_vina-baltsas -at- us -dot- crawco -dot- com