|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » This [b]transforming / transformation[/b] of ... Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#212687 - 10/02/13 01:30 AM This [b]transforming / transformation[/b] of ...
He was a notorious gangster. After his marriage, he dissociated himself from the gang. This sudden transforming / transformation of identity surprised all his close friends and the police.
Can either bold word be used? And does "of identity" fit in the sentence?
#212692 - 10/02/13 08:48 PM Re: This [b]transforming / transformation[/b] of ... [Re: Lionel Koh]
Could someone please help? Thanks.
#212695 - 10/03/13 07:06 AM Re: This [b]transforming / transformation[/b] of ... [Re: Lionel Koh]
I'd go with transformation. Transforming would refer to the process of changing his identity, transformation to the result.
#212734 - 10/06/13 02:14 PM Re: This [b]transforming / transformation[/b] of ... [Re: Lionel Koh]
Loc: Southern CA
Faldage is right. And "of identity" is tautological---excess baggage, already implied.
Near the end of that sentence is a rare instance when "as well as" might work better than "and." It emphasis the object and sets up the punchline.
Edited by Hallyx (10/06/13 02:17 PM)
#212738 - 10/06/13 07:17 PM Re: This [b]transforming / transformation[/b] of ... [Re: Lionel Koh]
I'd leave "of identity" in. It helps clarify just what the transformation was.
Forum Stats 8769 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Rupak, DeathCake, malagachica, Jamie, pr3sedentedonut
8769 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 39 Guests and 5 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 104 endymion6 101 wofahulicodoc 95 AlimaeHP 14 Tromboniator 11 tsuwm 2 BranShea 2 wsieber 1 DeathCake 1 Kokopelli 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11610 tsuwm 10525 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 6789 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5284
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith