Re: "Appears" or "displays"

Subject: Re: "Appears" or "displays"
From: Scott McClare <smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:14:31 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michelle Vina-Baltsas [SMTP:Michelle_Vina-Baltsas -at- US -dot- CRAWCO -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 10:52 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject:
>Hello All!
>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.

I personally don't like either, because information doesn't really
"appear," "display," or *do* anything other than be there.

Try, "The following table lists the imported information," or whatever
variation thereof bets fits your context.

Take care,


Scott McClare - Technical Writer
DY 4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada
(613) 599-9199 x502 smcclare -at- dy4 -dot- com
Opinions are my own

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