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Dan George
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Thanks, Cort. I hope we get to see the revised draft to get a sense of how models evolve incrementally.

Something I find challenging is coming up with asymmetric verb phrases. Lahman provides paid by/hires in contrast to employed by/employs. Another example can be taken from Balcer, Mellor, page 90. I think Lahman would have used one association with is rented by/lives in and then realized the need for a second association (for the reasons stated in the related text). Above, I wonder if

drags surface of/wears down

,

applies force to/is closed by

,

drives/multiplies torque of

would be appropriate and useful. I tried to think of phrased more pertinent that mechanical connectivity. I don’t intend any criticism; just looking to expand on the simple example. Thoughts?

Thanks again, Dan