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comment Date format in UK vs US
Anglo-Saxon (i.e. English ca. 500-1100 AD) dates were written in full sentences (e.g. "fifteenth day before the calends of April" -- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) rather than using any kind of notation. At least, that's been my experience. Is that what you really meant to say?
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comment To use “test” as an adjectival noun, is the proper form “test” or “testing”?
I guess it boils down to the fact test is a noun adjunct (a.k.a. adjectival noun) whereas testing is only ever an adjective, so in answer to the question, and in line with the discussion here, test is the preferred choice in this case.
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comment To use “test” as an adjectival noun, is the proper form “test” or “testing”?
Yeah, fair enough. In common usage you'd just use test engineer to cover both meanings, but I was just trying to explain the grammatical difference.
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comment To use “test” as an adjectival noun, is the proper form “test” or “testing”?
While I agree with the second point as a synonym to my suggestion, I can't say the same for the first. A mechatronics engineer is an engineer who deals with the concepts of mechatronics. A chemical engineer deals with the concepts of chemistry. Mechatronics is a noun while chemical is an adjective, so there seems to be grammatical inconsistency in the phrase across disciplines. However, testing describes the enactment of the verb test and testing one's patience is an example which is syntactically equivalent to testing one's software. A test engineer creates tests.
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revised To use “test” as an adjectival noun, is the proper form “test” or “testing”?
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answered To use “test” as an adjectival noun, is the proper form “test” or “testing”?