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Which of the following is correct?

  • Instructions on how to do this will be provided in the User Manual.
  • Instructions for how to do this will be provided in the User Manual.
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"Instructions on how to do this will be provided in the User Manual." "Instructions for the correct way to do this will be provided in the User Manual." –  Kris Apr 30 '13 at 8:56
    
Perfect - thanks! –  ubersteve Apr 30 '13 at 9:27
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Just "Instructions will be provided in the User Manual" could be simpler. e.g. "The user must register, log in and post a question. Instructions will be provided in the User Manual." The instructions refer to the procedures in the previous sentence. –  lessthanideal May 5 '13 at 22:37
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On another aspect, do you mean that the User Manual has not yet been written? If it has, why not "Instructions are provided in the User Manual"? –  TrevorD May 10 '13 at 16:06
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Thank you to everybody who has added comments. The intention of my question was not to find a better wording to the sentence, but to understand the correct usages of 'on' and 'for', which Kris's answer cleared up perfectly!

Edit: As it may disappear, the comment that answered my question best was as follows:

Instructions on how to do this will be provided in the User Manual.

Instructions for the correct way to do this will be provided in the User Manual.

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This isn't an answer! Comments can disappear; they are ephemeral by design. If there is an answer you have adopted from comments, please give that answer as an answer. –  Andrew Leach Jun 11 '13 at 8:22
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