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Subject:Re: 'author' vs. 'write' From:Tom Brown <tombrown -at- ITOP1 -dot- US -dot- DG -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 28 May 1997 15:22:48 EDT
Mary Howe wrote:
> What is the difference between the verbs 'to author' and 'to
Stephen Victor replied:
"Author" is not a verb; it is a noun.
Authors write, but writers do not "author."
American Heritage third ed. lists author: tr v., "To assume
responsibility for the content of a ... text." This suggests that
the person *authoring* a text - say for a CBT or on-line document -
might not have *written* the original version.
Just my interpretation of the distinction.
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