When Verbs Become Nouns

Austin Lawyer, No. 6, April 2008

Posted: 2 Jan 2009

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law


Lots of legal writing contains nouns that could have been verbs. These nouns wanted to be verbs-they really did. But lawyerly habits and the default patterns of legal writing made these verbs into nouns, and only you can put them back.

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne, When Verbs Become Nouns. Austin Lawyer, No. 6, April 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1322103

Wayne Schiess (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

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