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I have another question. In the troubleshooting part of a manual that I'm writing, I had written the following sentence:
Some heated windscreens, coated windows or car roofs can block GPS reception.
The discussion we're having, is about the use of 'Some'. My colleague tells me that 'some' is a vague, negative, unobjective and therefore unprofessional term to use. He refers to phrases like 'and then some', 'that's some car you've bought', or 'let's go shoot some pool'...
I disagree and think 'some' in the context of the manual is merely used in a 'quantative' way, it simply refers to 'not all'.
I could jus as well have used 'Certain heated windscreens...'
My colleague suggested to use 'particular' as a more fancy alternative. But he wants me to write:
Particular heated windscreens, coated...
To me that seems plain wrong, or am I wrong?
I could maybe write:
In some particular windscreens, like heated windscreens, ...
In some particular heated windscreens... there seems to be a clash of the two adjectives next to each other, and one might expect to see 'in some particularly heated windscreens...'
My gut tells me I'm right, but I can't explain why.
Thanks in advance,
I think 'some' is fine. Trust your gut.