[Ads-l] "in spend"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri Jan 4 14:47:27 UTC 2019

On 1/4/19 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:07:15 -0500
> From:    Mark Mandel<mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: "in spend"
> This is part of a developing pattern of using base-form verbs as the
> semantically corresponding nouns. Cf. "ask" for "question", and more that I
> can't recall offhand.
> Mark Mandel

I gloss "ask" as business-y noun more as "request" than "question": I 
was first exposed to it in the context of talking to legislators 
regarding school funding: "So our ask is for a revision of the funding 

---Amy West

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