Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

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Pet Peeve: Nouns Used As Verbs

One thing that I really hate is when people use nouns as verbs. Nouns are nouns and verbs are verbs. Don't mix them. It's just not right. In my experience, the most common source of this travesty occurs in church groups with the word fellowship. People, we are not going to "come to an event and fellowship." Perhaps we will "come to an event and share in some fellowship" or even "come to an event and experience fellowship," but we are not going to "fellowship" -- you just can't decide that a noun is a verb because you want to.

So, please stop. It hurts my head when you do that.
Tags: grammar

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