Re: "Gage"

Subject: Re: "Gage"
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:19:30 -0500

Sounds weird to me, too, but "decide on a loan" doesn't sound weird to me.

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Downing, David <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>wrote:

> I just never heard "decide" by itself used as a transitive verb before.
> So maybe technically, it's okay, but it sounds weird.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pinkham, Jim [mailto:Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:59 AM
> To: Downing, David; Combs, Richard; Lauren; quills -at- airmail -dot- net;
> techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: "Gage"
> Just to play the devil's advocate: Why can't one decide a loan? How is
> that different from deciding a boxing match or a court case, especially
> the latter? The judge decides, for instance, whether to rule in favor of
> the plaintiff. But if we say that she decided the case, the meaning is
> clear.

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