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For many years, we used 3M storage products for data backup in the company where I worked, and I always thought there was something wrong with the tagline "Borne of 3M Innovation." Only recently, however, did I do something about it (what I did is revealed in the last sentence of this post). The short answer is that yes, the tagline should read "Born of 3M Innovation."


"Born" and "borne" are often confused, and Pat O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman of the excellent grammar and etymology website Grammarphobia explain how to use them correctly in this article:


https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2012/07/born-borne.html


Scroll down to the end of the article, and you'll see a reader query answered in an update dated September 17, 2021.


Yes, I'm the reader who asked the question.

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