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#41 Spider

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:03 PM

Its one 'post' per topic for 'best answer' :) I usually turn that off but I thought I'd enable ti for a few forum area's as it may of been useful. It also highlights it at the top of the page too. Feel free to 'play' with it.


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#42 jetsetdanny

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:14 PM

R. D. Foord Software's version of "JSW" 

 

or

 

R. D. Foord Software version of "JSW"?

 

 

 

"R. D. Foord Software" is the name of the publisher here.

 

 

So this is equivalent to:

 

 

Software Projects' version of "MM"  / Bug-Byte's version of "MM"

 

or 

 

Software Projects version of "MM"  / Bug-Byte version of "MM"

 

 

Which is correct (or better, if both options are correct)?



#43 IRF

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:42 PM

I would either go with the apostrophe, or else say "the R. D. Foord Software version".

#44 jetsetdanny

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:18 PM

Thanks, Ian, it's very helpful!

 

Would it work the same with authors' names, e.g.

 

Jet Set Willy - Elon Musk's version

 

or (equally correct)

 

Jet Set Willy - The Elon Musk version ?



#45 IRF

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:25 PM

I would probably go with the apostrophe in that case, because you're referring to a person rather than an 'entity', so it seems more personal.

e.g. I would refer to "Geoff Eddy's rewrite of the game engine" rather than "the Geoff Eddy rewrite of the game engine".

On the other hand, I would say "There are a lot of novel features in the Geoff Mode game engine".

#46 jetsetdanny

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:30 PM

Thanks, Ian! :)



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

An interesting article about whether or not "internet" should be capitalised, and how the UK leads the trend to write it in lower case. 






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