I think I can say "There are different ways of eating a cake" or "There are different styles of eating a cake".

Is there also a subject that replaces "way of [anything]"? E.g. if I want to list all ways how to eat a cake, I want to write "Eating-Ways" but in a way that sounds better. I am not a native speaker, so is there any word that I can use to replace the "Ways" above to make it sound better and maybe even more generic?

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    perhaps you can use 'manners' or 'methods' Jun 26, 2015 at 13:20
  • What do you mean by "different ways of eating a cake"? Can you make an example.
    – user66974
    Jun 26, 2015 at 13:22
  • I can eat the cake with my hands, or with my mouth only. I can also use a spoon or I can blend the cake and drink it - okay that is not eating anymore I guess but I hope you get what I mean.
    – valenterry
    Jun 26, 2015 at 13:26
  • Manner is the technical word. Jun 26, 2015 at 14:19

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Procedure/method/process or ,even, "mode" may substitute "ways of anything". But,better stick to a phrase than one-word-substitution.:-various(styles/modes/methods) of eating.

  • Disagree on mode. Procedure and process are also outré if you're talking about eating cake. No one's going to call it a procedure any more than they'll call it an algorithm.
    – stevesliva
    Jun 26, 2015 at 19:05
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    I agree on mode. While it is very generic and may not sound appropriate (or at least there are better alternatives, like manner for eating the cake) it is a good fit in my case.
    – valenterry
    Jul 3, 2015 at 10:24

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