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    Question note verb not noun

    Hi, I woule like to know what the sentence quoted below means.

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    The ‘design’ step (note verb not noun) is the translation and interpretation of these data.
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    It seems to me that the above is a key message from the writer, and I really regret that I don't get the meaning of it.

    You can read a full article below.
    The Power of Design Thinking Quadro WhitePaper

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Cherin

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    Default Re: note verb not noun

    I can only assume that the writer wanted the reader to understand that he meant "design" as a verb, not as a noun in that particular context. Personally, I don't really see what difference it makes!
    Writers will sometimes put (Note: XXXX) after a word or a phrase asking the reader to "take note of" whatever comes next.

    For example, might write:

    Capitalisation (note: BrE spelling) is very important.

    I want the reader to note that "capitalisation" is the BrE spelling of the word which in AmE is "capitalization".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: note verb not noun

    Thank you for your kind reply.
    I don't either see the difference of the meaning when it is used as a verb and as a noun.
    Does the writer refer to a kind of dynamic situation not a static situation?
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I can only assume that the writer wanted the reader to understand that he meant "design" as a verb, not as a noun in that particular context. Personally, I don't really see what difference it makes!
    Writers will sometimes put (Note: XXXX) after a word or a phrase asking the reader to "take note of" whatever comes next.

    For example, might write:

    Capitalisation (note: BrE spelling) is very important.

    I want the reader to note that "capitalisation" is the BrE spelling of the word which in AmE is "capitalization".

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