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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-9575

The word "administrate" is not correct.

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Unverified Fix
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.7-PL1
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.9-RC1
    • Component/s: Language pack
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      Description

      Although it is often used (just as the incorrect "orientate" is often used), "administer" is the verb form for administration or administrator.

      The word administrate is an incorrect form of the verb created by some who drop the -ion suffix of administration.

      Incorrect: He did a great job of administrating the estate.

      Correct: He did a great job of administering the estate.

      Be careful when forming verbs from nouns that end in -ation, as the correct verb form may not end in -ate.

      See http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000172.htm

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        AdamR Adam Reyher added a comment - - edited US: http://machaut.uchicago.edu/?resource=Webster's&word=administrate&use1913=on UK: http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/administrate?view=uk
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        rxu Ruslan Uzdenov added a comment -

        AFAIK "administrate" is an American variant of "administer" and is correct for en-us, but not for the British English (but my knowledges in current British English state can be outdated ).
        Thus, since phpBB3 is shipped with British English language pack by default, it perhaps actually should be changed to "administer".

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        rxu Ruslan Uzdenov added a comment - AFAIK "administrate" is an American variant of "administer" and is correct for en-us, but not for the British English (but my knowledges in current British English state can be outdated ). Thus, since phpBB3 is shipped with British English language pack by default, it perhaps actually should be changed to "administer".
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        stevemaury stevemaury added a comment -

        I cannot begin to tell you how happy this makes me. Thanks.

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        stevemaury stevemaury added a comment - I cannot begin to tell you how happy this makes me. Thanks.
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        bantu Andreas Fischer added a comment -

        Even if it is technically correct and according to Oxford it is, I'd like to have it changed to the more common word 'administer'.

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        bantu Andreas Fischer added a comment - Even if it is technically correct and according to Oxford it is, I'd like to have it changed to the more common word 'administer'.
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        AdamR Adam Reyher added a comment -

        Since the attached diff was deleted...

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        AdamR Adam Reyher added a comment - Since the attached diff was deleted...

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          • Assignee:
            igorw Igor Wiedler [X] (Inactive)
            Reporter:
            stevemaury stevemaury
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