Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 00:13:49 -0800
From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM
This is a vaguely historical query--when did people starting saying
and (especially) writing "make use of" instead of "use"? If anyone
has any ideas about why this happened, that would be great, but I'm
mostly just wondering about when.
Perhaps it came in the same invasion as a lot of other verb-avoidance
devices in legalese -- "file an application" for "apply", bla bla bla.
About twenty years ago I read a lament that verbs were similarly
disappearing in French, being replaced by `faire' constructions.
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