Thursday, 14 June 2012

Daily tip: good usage vs. common usage #4 - access, vb

The use of nouns as verbs has long been one of the most common ways that word-usage changes happen in English. Today, few people quibble with using contact, debut, and host, for example, as verbs.

Access can be safely used as a verb when referring to computing, e.g. access a computer, access the Internet, access a database etc. Outside the digital world, though, it is still best avoided.

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