Efforting and Trying

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Efforting and Trying :

Among the new verbs created out of nouns, “efforting” is one of the most bizarre and unnecessary, and has been met with a chorus of objections.

You are not “efforting” to get your report in on time.

You are trying to do so.

Instead of saying “we are efforting a new vendor,” say “we are trying to find a new vendor.”

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