RE: "install" as a noun?

Subject: RE: "install" as a noun?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 09:28:55 -0400

English is great, isn't it?

Certainly, people are using "install" as a noun. However, I don't think
these folks have stopped to think whether "installation" might be a better
choice. I'm all for a living language but, for now, see no advantage
whatsoever with using "install" as a noun in my writing (or my speech, for
that matter). "Install" adds nothing of value and "installation" does *not*
fail to communicate the necessary idea.

That being said, whatever you choose, I recommend you be consistent about


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris L [SMTP:userchris0224 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Has anyone run across any tech documents written by
> engineers using "install" as a noun? I checked
> Websters but the word is strictly a verb. I'm
> wondering if in certain tech circles it is acceptable
> to bend the rules to use the word as a noun.


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