RE: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off

Subject: RE: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, "Robert Hodgins" <ehodgins -at- telusplanet -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 14:40:17 -0800

The analogy is amusing, but it's not sound. While you may find a user
who responds to "Turn around the monitor" by pirouetting as he circles a
stationary monitor (while the tray of his computer's DVD drive is loaded
with his cup of coffee), even such a user cannot mistake "Turn off the
monitor."

Leonard

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Subject: Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off

Robert Hodgins wrote:
> Could a rationalization be found in the following:
>
> "Turn the monitor around" versus "Turn around the monitor"?

Good suggestion. The Germans' separable verb (or perhaps Mars) wins over

the Latinate preposition! Robert's second form suggests that I make
pirouettes as I pass my body around the stationary monitor.
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References:
Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Robert Hodgins
Re: Turn off the monitor vs turn the monitor off: From: Peter Neilson

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