Re: the xyz parameter or the parameter xyz?

Subject: Re: the xyz parameter or the parameter xyz?
From: "B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:11:28 -0600

I would go with the more straightforward "xyz parameter," too.

If only one parameter is being discussed, I'd agree with Bob's suggestion about the comma in the other form. If there's an xyz parameter, I'm guessing it's being contrasted with another parameter.) Much depends on context, as always.

Cheers.

B.J.

On 3/29/2012 7:09 AM, Robert Heizman wrote:

I prefer the "xyz parameter" because I think it flows better and is the
correct way to reference it.

The "parameter xyz" needs a comma in my opinion. To me it's more
correct, "The parameter, xyz, blah blah blah......." If you did it that
way, then I would be in the tomayto tomahto category.

FWIW

:)

Bob

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Subject: the xyz parameter or the parameter xyz?

Hi group

Which do you prefer (and why):
[a] The xyz parameter shows ... (xyz is a premodifier) [b] The parameter
xyz shows ... (xyz is a postmodifier)


Thanks



--
Yves Barbion
www.scripto.nu

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the xyz parameter or the parameter xyz?: From: Yves Barbion
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