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Oct
21
comment Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
The example could possibly be adjusted to soleTransmissionType, but I feel this would be linguistically cumbersome and clumsy in the context of programming.
Oct
21
comment Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
Then the situation is changed, the transmission type is not really mutually exclusive in the sense that it can only ever be one or the other, but one or another. Which is true of any variable: at any given point it will have only one value. Thus I would recommend that the name not include the type of the flag, only what it is for, e.g. transmissionType. The working of which could/should then be made clear through documentation where this could be detailed in a clearer manner.
Oct
21
answered Is there a single word or phrase to describe a context-less option for “manual” or “automatic”?
Oct
21
answered What's the difference in meaning between “evidence” and “proof”?
Oct
9
comment Why is the word “Holy” used before swear words?
@Raestloz Hell's bells Batman!
Mar
25
answered “Synced” or “synched”
Jun
10
comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
I don't know of a particular rule exactly for this other than choosing the preposition according to meaning, i.e. beneath vs over
Jun
10
comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
However some prepositions may be synonyms such as the previous latter phrase and "the book is under the table". Obviously replacing the inanimate objects in the examples, as if we were describing a hierarchy of some sort (e.g. an office structure) and replaced "book" with "man" and "table" with "woman", there are immediate connotations other than those intended. But the grammatical correctness does not change. Just as there may be with "with", "to" or "and" for your marriage example.
Jun
10
comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
@zakgottlieb while prepositions may be grammatically equal, their meanings still need to be taken into account, for example "the book is above the table" is as grammatically correct as "the book is beneath the table", though of course the meaning is different.
Jun
10
comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
@zakgottlieb to more directly answer your comment; either is equally acceptable grammatically, as is the conjunction that J.R. proposed in his comment on your OP.
Jun
10
comment When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
BE does usually differ, though we do use both, usually the invitation is to "celebrate the marriage". A BE example would depend on who is doing the inviting, one of the couple's parents, or the couple themselves. Here are some examples that use "marriage" an either "to" or "and" :itsawrapweddings.co.uk/images/invitation-wording.pdf
Jun
9
answered “Spoon feed” vs. “spoonfeed”
Jun
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answered When writing “The Marriage Of,” which preposition is correct?
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comment What word means “the sights, things, and activities that are special” in a place?
I'd recommend this too, but "features" may be a viable alternative
Jul
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comment Using “inter alia” in non-legal language?
my 2C Ive never heard it outside of legalese