Shut down vrs shutdown

Subject: Shut down vrs shutdown
From: David Dubin <David_Dubin -at- NOTES -dot- PW -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 1994 11:35:22 PDT

As I look at it, shut down is a verb, such as "shut it down". I would not say
"shut down it". Shutdown, as one word, I would consider as an adjective, as
in "the shutdown process".

We can look to other examples, such as log on and logon.

This has been one man's opinion.

David Dubin -at- notes -dot- pw -dot- com
A thought a day keeps rust away.

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