In the October 3 issue of The Scientist, you wrote: “Outside reviewers critique a proposal and send...” (page 18).

According to my dictionaries there is no verb “to critique.” Hopefully at a future point in time you will eschew such usage!

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Dr. Forer might want to peruse Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, which has the following entry: “critique vt critiqued; critiquing: criticize, review.”

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