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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
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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
  • Or, "How-to instructions are in the User Manual" (36 characters versus 55 or 56 in OP's examples). Sometimes economy of expression can be a good thing. – rhetorician Jun 9 '13 at 18:35
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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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