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Wrong way to use the term "author."
Where is the distinction between "author" and "author"? There can be only one thing, both a substantive and a verse. As the Oxford English Dictionary says, the substantive "author" first appears in Middle English around the early fourteenth-century with two similar meanings: a maker, innovator, founder or designer of something; or an writer of a book or other work.
Although the verbs of the "author" of something first emerged around 1597, says the OED, their use was "rare" between the seventeenth and twentieth century. "This use was criticized by some commentators," says the OED in typically understated terms. Yarner also quotes H.L. Mencken, who said that the revival of "author" as a verb is related to the film world.
"To say that a certain writer is actually composing a certain text can be imprecise, because besides just composing the text, a lot goes into him.....that's how the writer was born," Mencken said in 1963. American Heritage Dictionary has a useful usage note: "The Versautor was once criticised as an unnecessarily demanding syntonym for letterhead.
Today, many peole no longer know about this prohibition of use at all," says the glossary. The AmHer's Use Panel has accepted the "author" more and more (and quickly) as a verb: In its 1988 poll, 74 per cent of respondents opposed it with the phrase "He has written a dozen volumes on this subject", but by 2017 only 34 per cent against.
However, in order to cope with the increasing use, the legislator can "write" invoices, which does not mean that he has "written" them, but only that he is involved in their production. If you multiply the "author" by the "co-author", the clay moves again. "The " Author" as a substitute for "write" is only in level 3 of Garner's five-level Language Change Index, which corresponds to an AM ranking.
However, "co-author" as a substitute for "cowrite" is fully featured in level 5. Spending more of your free moment to decide if you want to dash "co-author" than to think about whether it can be a verse will welcome us to the contemporary canon.