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Old 11-07-2008, 02:13 PM
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I believe you have to petition the Oxford English Dictionary Oversight Group to have a definition formally augmented. emantime, you are not allowed to use the words improperly. Fines up to 100 British Pounds.

But really, haven't you seen a nice looking girl and said, "Boy, I'd like to PV that FB"? For which the proper comeback line is "Ordinary, due, or continuously?" Then high-fives all around.
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Fixed.
I like mine better, even if yours is more proper in terms of Elements of Style. I find that the most effective version of a sentence, all other things being equal, is the one that puts the most important word as close to the end as possible. In the same way, the most effective paragraph puts the most effective sentence last. In conclusion, you are a big poopy-head.
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I like mine better, even if yours is more proper in terms of Elements of Style. I find that the most effective version of a sentence, all other things being equal, is the one that puts the most important word as close to the end as possible. In the same way, the most effective paragraph puts the most effective sentence last. In conclusion, you are a big poopy-head.
Meh. I changed it to reflect the topic of discussion.
And, I know you are, but what am I?
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Value can be used as either a noun or a verb. Perhaps the grammatical version should be "If you presently value these dollar amounts"

That could be confusing though, since it sounds like there is no rush to get the work done.
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Creating a different sense from that intended: we have present valued present value.
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I have a bet with a coworker. The question is, can you use "present value" as a verb? As in, "if you present value these dollar amounts, you get.."
You can do that if you want to sound like you don't know what you're talking about.

The rest of us use the perfectly fine verb "discount."

I've also heard "take the present value" on occasion.
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