The finally-available Microsoft guide, on "grow"

Subject: The finally-available Microsoft guide, on "grow"
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 14:13:12 IST

Just received _The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications_.
(Microsoft Press, $24.95, ISBN 1-55615-939-0, for those interested).

Not that its word is law outside the company's, er, gates;
but it says--

grow
====
Do not use as a transitive verb in the sense of making something
larger; use a more specific verb such as _extend_ instead.

Correct:
If you want to increase your business...
To extend the selection...

Incorrect:
If you want to grow your business...
To grow the selection...

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