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It reminds me of a sentence I once read in one of my student's (an otherwise good
writer) essays, about participating in high school drama club:
"It was exciting watching the characters mold on stage."
Beth Ellison wrote:
> Whether it's correct or not, it just sounds bad. Or at least, funny. If I
> read it in a professional document it would distract me and make me doubt
> it. And distractions and doubts are best left to programmers:) You gotta
> love a thesaurus.