variant of "Words that should never be uttered or documented..."

Subject: variant of "Words that should never be uttered or documented..."
From: Matthew Donovan <mdonovan -at- stavanger -dot- oilfield -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 10:59:30 +0200

Hello listers.

Good thread on words that really shouldn't be.

I am having trouble coming to terms with the expression "grow".
Example: "grow your company".

My linguistics, semantics, grammar, whatever are long gone, but isn't this about transitive and intransitive verbs ?

When I was a kid (in the UK) we made things grow.

We did "grow tomatoes" but this is a different concept isn't it ?

When exactly did "grow" lose its transitivity (sic) ?

I'm sure real grammar gurus will rip me apart on this, but hey, I only remember what's useful in my job.
My brain archives (hey another one !) the rest for rainy days. Which are actually quite regular in Norway.


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