[Ads-l] "Due" meaning due date

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 6 13:24:47 EDT 2016


> On Sep 6, 2016, at 12:51 PM, Flourish Klink <flourish.klink at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I have not encountered it. I would assume a mistake.

Mebbe so, but you can find a lot of similar mistakes by googling "due is today" or "due is tomorrow", e.g. "My due is today", "The rent's due is today", "It's for a project, due is today in a few hours", "The paper's due is tomorrow", etc.  It's a natural shortening, given the predictability of what follows "due" within a predicate nominal, although not one I'd encountered myself.

LH
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> On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:59 AM Marc Sacks <msacksg at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I received the following reply after renewing library books online:
>> 
>> All the four books in your record have been renewed.   Their new due is
>> 10/04/2016, unless some other patron recalls them.
>> 
>> Is this use of "due" something new, or just a mistake? Has anyone on the
>> list encountered it?
>> 
>> 
>> Marc Sacks
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