RE: Intransitive triggering/linguistic drift

Subject: RE: Intransitive triggering/linguistic drift
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 12:36:03 -0500

<<If I saw "the procedure will trigger" and there was no object, I'd think you lost a bit of text. <g> >>

I'm with everyone who's expressed this sentiment -- but I'm wondering if this is one of those cases of linguistic drift, where the usage becomes correct because everybody does it.

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