In electrical technology, AC means "Alternating Current"; so, there is no need to say "AC Current"; but, almost everybody says "AC Current".
Two nouns may be conjoined with a hyphen..."In school-diligence is desirable (!)"...Or they may be separated, as a list."In school, diligence is desirable but some students do not realise it."
Then why are the Technical School going students burdened with so many years of English Language Course (in my country, it is for 13 years for non-natives) if they are not required to practice strictly the punctuation rules of the language?
The following excerpt is taken from a recent post of an anonymous poster of some other section of this Forum. Is the line well punctuated in respect of the use of the transitional adverb -- otherwise? I'm assuming that 'distance' and 'maxDistance' are 'int', otherwise there would be no need to promote them to 'long'. .............I'm assuming that 'distance' and 'maxDistance' are 'int'; otherwise, there would be no need to promote them to 'long'.
...and in fact the sentence would be completely understandable without any comma or semi-colon.
Quote..and in fact the sentence would be completely understandable without any comma or semi-colon.What the rules of grammar say?
..and in fact the sentence would be completely understandable without any comma or semi-colon.
If the "rules of grammar" do not reflect how language is used then it is the rules that are wrong...
Given below a sentence which has just been taken from an anonymous poster of some other section. If you describe the project you want to create so that we understand the context of your question it will be much easier to help.My question/query is: Do we need to put the comma (,) punctuation mark 'at the appropriate place' in order to show the dependent relationship between the two clauses (dependent and independent) of the sentence?
What the rules of grammar say?If the "rules of grammar" do not reflect how language is used then it is the rules that are wrong.
Punctuation, on the other hand, is just a series of marks intended to make the written word easier to understand.
The more this Thread continues the more convinced I become of the validity of my second point in Reply #4.
could say or read those words without subconsciously adding punctuation to them.
The side by side screenshot you posted makes no sense compared with the Zround scoreboards page but looking at your screenshot of the Zround message setup page I suspect that you can use whatever you like as the command string at the start of the message rather than them being fixed as I had assumed
This hyphenated spelling is usually used before a noun it modifies
According to THE OXFORD PAPERBACK DICTIONARY