Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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Impact as a noun

  • June 25, 2010, 3:32am

Almost any noun can be verbed, and vice versa. Usually reduces the clarity of a word form when you start to use it in another form. For example, while the noun "podium" is pretty clear, the verb made from podium could easily be "make a podium", "sleep under a podium" or something else intended by the speaker that is not the same as "finish in the top three and receive an award on a podium".

Impact is obviously in common use as a noun and a verb. I think the bigger issue here is all the examples of "leave an impact". My understanding is that the impact is the force of collison - it can't be left.

Or maybe I'm just Captain Pedantic.