Tuesday, February 28, 2012

reference: Entry for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nouns are often turned into verbs in English, and “reference” in the sense “to provide references or citations” has become so widespread that it’s generally acceptable, though some teachers and editors still object.

1 comment:

  1. Some other nouns that have been used as verbs are "parent," "partner," and "future." As a school board member a few years ago, I was invited to hear a noted educator talk about "futuring." I declined the invitation with the comment that I was not interested in wasting my time listening to an "educator" who used nouns as gerunds.