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    James Ko is offline Newbie
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    Default can ''border-crossing'' be forged?

    Hi everyone,

    I just read this piece of abstract and really wonder if its title: forge creativity and border-crossing, is an example of improper application of words.
    http://www.codata.org/Taipei/Abstrac...r-crossing.pdf

    Of course, creativity, innovation, etc. can be forged; but does that can apply to border-crossing as a compound noun? I thought it's weird.

    Would it be better if the writer uses border-crossing as a compound adjective? I hope you guys could kindly share your thoughts with me

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: can ''border-crossing'' be forged?

    We need more context than that in your link. Can you find and quote the paragraph where the author gets to the point of his title?

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    Default Re: can ''border-crossing'' be forged?

    I think it's fine- the internet makes it possible to cross borders and encourages it, so using forge fits IMO.

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    Default Re: can ''border-crossing'' be forged?

    will ''creativity-forging and border-crossing'' sound better?

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    Default Re: can ''border-crossing'' be forged?

    I think it sounds much clearer.
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