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September 4, 2013 12:00 AM

Words at Work by Kathy McIntosh: Have you endorsed any word clipping or back-formations?

As they often do, my readers have presented me with several recent learning opportunities. Maria Murphy, who worked in banking, asked me to remind readers that endorse means to sign on the back. Thus we need not say, “endorse the back of this check,” merely “endorse it.”

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