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Subject:'author' vs. 'write' From:Mary Howe <thunder -at- IDIR -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 28 May 1997 09:44:15 -0500
Here's a picky little question:
What is the difference between the verbs 'to author' and 'to write'?
I've never used 'author' myself because I just thought it was a social
dialect variation (like 'home' and 'house', 'drapes' and 'curtains',
'frosting' and 'icing', etc.).
I'm posting this here because 'to author' appears to have a special
meaning to technical writers. If this turns into a discussion of the
connotations/dialect differences among all the words above, let's take
it to copyediting-l.
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