Re: liguistic lapses

Subject: Re: liguistic lapses
From: Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 1994 09:43:37 EDT

In-Reply-To: CNSEQ1:TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu's message of 08-20-94 12:30

Lester Klein says:

IN DEPTH is perfectly good prepositional phrase as in
"We should study this problem in depth."
The hyphenated expression "in-depth", used as an adjective is definitely
declasse and should be eschewed.

I'd like to see an in-depth analysis of the reasons why this perfectly good
expression should be eschewed. (It _certainly_ isn't an _expletive_ ;-))

Take care, and may your dog go with you,


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