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Monday, February 25, 2013

Overheard in the Office

Posted by on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM

"If you see the word 'comprise,' it's pretty much always wrong. Unless it's Dave Segal."

 

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Eventually it will be misused enough that it will simply be recognized as deponent. Sad really. Every deponent verb is really just laziness made canonical.
Posted by kinaidos on February 25, 2013 at 7:44 PM · Report this
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What comprised the compromise?
Posted by aaronbrethorst http://www.viainstapaper.com on February 26, 2013 at 1:21 AM · Report this
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Ayup.
Posted by MemeGene on February 26, 2013 at 3:25 AM · Report this
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It's like flyer and flier. God knows I've muffed up that one plenty of times.
Posted by Kalakalot on February 26, 2013 at 8:41 AM · Report this
inGage 5
I'd never understood this.. so is it that comprised is like "composed of" so to say 'comprised of' - is kinda like saying "composed of of" ?
Posted by inGage on February 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM · Report this

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