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Which is the correct form?

  • Collaborative Unified Modelling Language design tool for software development teams
  • Collaborative Unified Modelling Language designing tool for software development teams
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It's design, but god knows why. :) –  Gleno Oct 6 '11 at 18:28
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I would say design tool, although (like Gleno's comment) I have a difficult time explaining why. Since I can't really explain why, I figured I'd show some evidence of use.

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Design tool is the clear winner here.

EDIT: Image generated using Google Ngram Viewer.

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May I ask you where you generated that diagram? –  mhp Oct 6 '11 at 18:41
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It's from Google Ngram Viewer, lots of fun! books.google.com/ngrams –  Hugo Oct 6 '11 at 18:57
    
Oops, forgot to mention that. Link added. –  Jim Oct 6 '11 at 19:12
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