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    Cool cancel, delete, suppress

    Hello,

    My colleagues use the phrase "to cancel a reference or a feature".

    is it the correct term?

    Could we also use "delete or suppress" in this case?

    Thank you
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    Re: cancel, delete, suppress

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    My colleagues use the phrase "to cancel a reference or a feature".

    is it the correct term?

    Could we also use "delete or suppress" in this case?

    Thank you
    Will
    Could you give a complete example? "Delete a reference" can be used in a lot of technical writing but it's unclear how it is being used.

    Not a teacher - AmE native

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    #3

    Cool Re: cancel, delete, suppress

    Thank you.

    E.g: This product is no longer green. We need to cancel this reference. (Ref n° 124857: Green product).

    Thank you

    Will

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    #4

    Re: cancel, delete, suppress

    Delete, yes. Suppress, no.

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    #5

    Cool Re: cancel, delete, suppress

    Thank you.

    And can we use "cancel" too?

    Can I say: I need to cancel this reference.


    Can I say: I need to cancel, suppress or delete this characteristic?

    THank you
    Will

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