Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:23 UTC
Google "Here's a business riddle: divine Google's intentions for its largest-ever acquisition, the $12.5 billion purchase of the once-great, now-faltering Motorola Mobility. Motorola represents one of the thorniest strategic and operational challenges in Google's 14-year history. Oddly, few seem to be paying attention."
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grammar check
by avgalen on Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:51 UTC
avgalen
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2010-09-23

"divine Google's intentions"

Did you mean define?

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RE: grammar check
by MechaShiva on Wed 11th Apr 2012 23:05 in reply to "grammar check"
MechaShiva Member since:
2005-07-06

It is a valid if relatively uncommon use of divine.

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RE[2]: grammar check
by avgalen on Wed 11th Apr 2012 23:22 in reply to "RE: grammar check"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Thanks, I had never heard divine used as a verb before and some quick checking only showed the usage I knew (godly). Of course a more thorough check by me would have been better.

I was also surprised to see that this article actually requires registration to read (not sure if that is possible from everywhere around the world or if it would be free). Is it normal to link to such "hidden" articles on OSNews?

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RE: grammar check
by demetrioussharpe on Fri 13th Apr 2012 21:13 in reply to "grammar check"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

"divine Google's intentions"

Did you mean define?


No, he means 'divine'. Such as, using a divining rod to search for water. Which is why he said "riddle". He means for you to search for Google's intentions.

He used the correct word to imply the correct meaning.

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