RE: Actionable

Subject: RE: Actionable
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:29:05 +1000

If you find "capable of being put into action" a handier formation, by all
means use it. But if you have been in a corporate environment for any time
at all, you will know that "to action" is a standard bit of bureaucratic
jargon, unlikely to be discontinued any time soon.

"Actionable" is a natural formation stemming from the verb. As is, for
example, "measurable" from the noun "measure".

Mike West


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