Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: A few grammar checks for strings

by Lady_Aleena (Deacon)
on Feb 05, 2013 at 12:56 UTC ( #1017149=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A few grammar checks for strings
in thread A few grammar checks for strings

Hello ww. I looked up "but" and found it is a conjunction and a preposition. For your last sentence, "The bowl has a nine inch radius." :)

Have a cookie and a very nice day!
Lady Aleena


Comment on Re^2: A few grammar checks for strings
Re^3: A few grammar checks for strings
by ww (Bishop) on Feb 05, 2013 at 13:22 UTC
    Caught me out! And -- for the edification of future readers -- in addition to conj. and prep., "but" can also be or 'be used as':
    • a noun "I'll take no but as an answer"
    • a pronoun "no one but has his fault..." (or, depending on your ed. of Shakespeare, "nobody but..."
    • an adverb "That's but a little tree."
Re^3: A few grammar checks for strings
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 05, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
    That should have been either 4.5 inch of radius or 9 inch of diameter ("nine inch *across*").

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1017149]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (19)
As of 2015-07-07 14:40 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (89 votes), past polls