[ExI] comprisition, was: New Bioscience Company Raises $15 Million to Revive Woolly Mammoth
bronto at pobox.com
Fri Sep 17 01:38:18 UTC 2021
On 2021-9-16 09:34, SR Ballard via extropy-chat wrote:
> English has a long tradition of verb+preposition meaning
> something different than simply the verb.
> Break out
> Break in
> Break up
> Break down
> Breaking up with your boyfriend and breaking him are not even nearly
> the same, and compare that to breaking in or breaking out with him?
The only preposition here is 'with'. There may be better examples but
this isn't one.
> And besides that, why can’t we speak casually on an email list? Do we need to be formal and stuffy?
As I was mentioned of before, my initial sally about "comprised of" was
a quick casual barb aimed at whatever magazine JG was quoted of; I only
expanded on it when JG replied to that.
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