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    Correct use of the Term Modus Operandi

    Dear teacher:
    is this a correct use of the term Modus operandi? here is the sentence below:

    I wish the University much success as it continues its Modus Operandi in offering excellent cost-effective education and outreach far and wide.

    thank you for your assistance.

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    Re: Correct use of the Term Modus Operandi

    Quote Originally Posted by martbern View Post
    Dear teacher:
    Is this a correct use of the term modus operandi? Here is the sentence below:

    I wish the university much success as it continues its modus operandi of offering excellent cost-effective education and outreach far and wide.

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Nice try, but poor use. Modus operandi is mainly a criminal justice term.

    I'd say something like:

    -as it continues to offer
    -as it continues its
    practice of offering
    -as it continues its policy of offering
    -as it maintains its commitment to offering


    Also, pay attention to your capitals! The rules are easy. Always use them to start sentences. Never use them for common nouns that don't start sentences.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 25-Feb-2009 at 16:04.

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