Re: [prbytes] Re: Is this a word?
- Usage is actually determined by use over time.
Notwithstanding the possible assessment that trainings is poor language
usage, the poor usage of today often becomes the fine usage of tommorrow
and the internet is accelerating that process. Furthermore, "trainings"
seems to spend at least some time hanging around dictionaries.
Results 1 - 10 of about 201,000 for "TRAININGS" AND DICTIONARY.
The quotation marks are used in the search to defeat automatic plurals and
sigulars and it seemed to work in comparison to the results without the
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On Fri, 11 Jan 2008, DickWeltz@... wrote:
> As it happens, "training" is a noun as well as a verb. Consider: "I gave him
> training in the skills he needed to write proper English."
> That being said, "trainings," imo, is jarringly poor usage.
> -- Dick>
> In a message dated 1/11/2008 10:08:29 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> Lois.Kirkpatrick@... writes:
> On the off chance that it wasn't, let me respond that if a writer is
> referring to more than one type of training, the correct phrase would be:
> "there will be several training sessions." (Or workshops, courses, meetings,
> whatever.) The point is, the word "training" is not a noun.
- To STEPHEN RAFE:
Do0d, you're, like, so old school. Obviously, you gotta come correct by
saying your students: "Good lookin' out, dawg."
Lois Kirkpatrick, Manager
Marketing & Strategic Analysis
Office for Children
Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services
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