Re: Submission/Submittal

Subject: Re: Submission/Submittal
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 18:15:40 -0700

>American Heritage Dictionary

>Submission
>1) The act of submitting to the power of another 2) The state of being
>submissive or compliant 3) The act of submitting something for consideration

>Submittal
>1) The condition of having yielding or surrendering (oneself) to the will or
>authority of another 2) The act of subjecting to some condition or process
>3) Something committed to the consideration or judgement of another

Makes it pretty clear that a submission is an act or state, not an object.
My manuscript can't, by these definitions, be a submission.

I wouldn't refer to it as "my submittal" either, because that sounds odd to me.

That leaves "the manuscript I sent you" as my choice. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Freelance Technical Writer
srm -at- c2 -dot- org Copyright 1996 Review Editor, IEEE Micro
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