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    #1

    by/using/by using MS Word

    Hi,

    Question:
    How can I write sentence A and B into 1 sentence?

    SentenceA: I used MS Word to complete some projects.
    SentenceB: I obtained excellent results for some projects, eg, A, B and C.

    Sentence1:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects using MS Word , eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence2:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects, using MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence3:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects by MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence4:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects, by MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence5:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects by using MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence6:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects, by using MS Word, eg, A, B and C.

    My opiniom:
    I think sentence 1 is the best.

    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: by/using/by using MS Word

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    How can I write sentence A and B into 1 sentence?

    SentenceA: I used MS Word to complete some projects.
    SentenceB: I obtained excellent results for some projects, eg, A, B and C.

    Sentence1:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects using MS Word , eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence2:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects, using MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence3:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects by MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence4:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects, by MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence5:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects by using MS Word, eg, A, B and C.
    Sentence6:
    I obtained excellent results for some projects, by using MS Word, eg, A, B and C.

    My opiniom:
    I think sentence 1 is the best.

    Thanks
    I agree, but I'm still not happy about it. The comma is all that stands between the reader and the misconception that A B and C are examples of MSWord

    Why not uses the word 'use' for both processes: I have used MSWord to write several...

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    Re: by/using/by using MS Word

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I agree, but I'm still not happy about it. The comma is all that stands between the reader and the misconception that A B and C are examples of MSWord

    Why not uses the word 'use' for both processes: I have used MSWord to write several...

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    Hi,

    How about the following sentence?

    I obtained excellent results for some MS Word projects, eg, A, B and C


    When I says "MS Word projects", what will you think?

    Will you think "I improved the MS Word system"?
    Will you think "I used MS Word to complete those projects"?
    Last edited by uktous; 06-Apr-2010 at 19:13.

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    Re: by/using/by using MS Word

    I don't think there's any risk that someone might thing you had improved MS Word (if such a thing were possible ). But I don't think it's reasonable to refer to 'an MS Word project' when what you've done is just use it - although if you were going to produce a document using several new features of MS Word a friend might say something like 'You've got a nice little MS Word project there - rather you than me!'

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    PS In a specialized case you might use this term. For example, in my time as a technical writer I used several tools - DEC Standard Runoff, LaTeX, VAX Document, Interleaf, FrameMaker, MS Word .... When starting work on a maintenance project (on an existing manual set, that is) it was necessary to talk about whatever tool had been used. This sort of job might be referred to with a specific reference to the writing tool - 'Bob. I want you to update the Crasher manuals; it's an MS Word project.'

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