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Right on.
Fore years ago I cud not spell ingineer, now I are one.

On 31 Aug 2003 at 18:47, GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

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> A good understanding of the English language would be a handy thing
> for anyone in the US, even if they are not aspiring to a polical
> position.
> 
> "aspired" is not an adjective.  It is the inflected form of the
> intransitive verb "to aspire".  
> 
> As in "He aspired to the position".
> 
> Unfortunately,  engineering schools put a very low premium on teaching
> engineers to speak and write correctly.  Which is one reason engineers
> get very little respect.      
> 
> Gail Kelley
> 
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