RE: Transition that verb out of here!

Subject: RE: Transition that verb out of here!
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:02:27 -0500

1. I'm not saying that it isn't a verb. I'm saying that it lacks
clarity.

2. You said that M-W lists it as an intransitive verb. STC's usage here
is clearly transitive.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Combs, Richard
> Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:57 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Transition that verb out of here!
>
> Dan Goldstein wrote:
>
> > Seen on the STC Web site:
> >
> > "STC is seeking bids from individuals and companies to
> transition the
> > primary publishing format of Intercom and Technical
> Communication from
> > print to web, with print copies available via print-on-demand."
>
> Merriam-Webster lists transition as both a noun and an
> intransitive verb. It dates the latter usage to 1946.
>
> http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transition
>
> Time to embrace post-WWII thinking, Dan! ;-)
>

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RE: Transition that verb out of here!: From: Combs, Richard

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