[Ads-l] select, adj. = certain, particular

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 25 19:50:43 EDT 2020


It's been used this way ( = "selected") in retail for many years.

"Save on select paint"
https://www.lowes.com/pl/Save-on-select-paint/1255139939
"Price reductions on select Azure services"
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-offers-price-reductions-on-select-azure-services/
"Free shipping on select items" https://www.michaels.com/shipsforfree

Discussion from 2012:
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/57905/is-there-a-difference-between-select-and-selected/144716



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On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 4:42 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> USA Today
> https://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-second-wave-spanish-151154154.html :
>
> "These waves [of influenza] started in March 1918 and ended in the summer
> 1919, according to the CDC. Some believe a fourth wave happened in select
> regions in 1920."
>
> I've seen this usage before in the past year or two, but thought it too
> dumb to report.
>
> Jon's Law  "No semantic novelty is too dumb to report."
>
> JL
>
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