What do you think of what a sportscaster said to another? "Thanks for efforting that report."
Sounds fine to me. 2 (2%)
Makes me cringe. 83 (97%)
That "verbification" definitely made me cringe. "Effort" is a noun only; "make an effort" would be the verb to use in this case.
As Grammar Girl has said, "Don't verbify me, bro!"
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