Saturday, 15 October 2005
Paul Fussell at Large
Thanks to Paul Fussell, left, (and 'The Voice of Authority'), I discovered recently that the French form 'en train de....'(continuing action) has an equivalent in English. '4 a: order of occurence leading to some result -- often used in the phrase in train (this humilating process has been ... for decades -- Paul Fussell).
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts: 1994, pp. 1251-1252.