“User” is a noun. Nouns do not modify nouns; adjectives—and articles, if you have a more traditional view of the Parts of Speech—modify nouns.
Ergo … è User’s Manual, User’s Guide, user’s mannerisms, user’s fork, user’s eraser, user’s banana, etc. Of course, one could choose “Usage Manual”, or just plain, old, run-o’-the-mill “Manual”. But then there could be—and often used to be—User’s Guide/Manual, Reference Manual, and more. One solution to this mind-numbing conundrum might look like this: Getting Started Guide User’s Manual Reference Manual Shortcuts (often a card or the like) Developer’s Guide (wouldn’t say “Developer Guide” … right?) SDK Reference [Guide/Manual] Scripting Reference [Guide/Manual] I like to think in terms of systems. :) Bottom line: At every opportunity, preserve our language. For these days, if we don’t, not many others will. IMO, that was at least three cents worth, what with inflation and all … :) Best regards, Elchanan _____ From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of hessiansx4 Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015 3:11 PM To: Framers Subject: User's manual vs. User manual Any thoughts on which is preferable for hardware products?
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