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The AMA Handbook of Business Writing by Jennifer WAUSON, Kevin WILSON

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FACTITIVE VERBS

Verbs like make, choose, judge, elect, select, and name are factitive verbs. These verbs can take two objects.

Example: The people elected Barack Obama [object] president of the United States [second complement].

FAINT

See Feint, Faint.

FAIR, FARE

Fare, as a verb, means to go, to carry, or to pass through.

Example: How did you fare on your trip to Scotland?

Fare, as a noun, can also mean an assortment of food or any material provided for consumption, the price charged for transportation, or a paying passenger on a taxi or bus.

Fair has a variety of meanings:

Image Adjective—fresh, smooth, pure, clean

Adjective—not dark

Adjective—not ...

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