[AppDB] Langauge fixes for the FAQ
kuba at mareimbrium.org
Mon Jan 22 12:54:39 CST 2007
> > I tend to prefer 'howto' or 'how to' rather than 'how-to'.
> > Also, plurals normally don't have a single quote. So I'd write
> > 'howtos'. Alternately this could be rephrased as 'How can I submit a
> > how to?'.
> how-to is not really a normal word, and to my knowledge, these kinds of
> words should have 's instead of s.
No. This is a common mistake. "'s" is for possessive uses. I'd think the
examples below are correct:
Many how-tos are outdated and misleading.
That how-to's spelling is perfect.
Those how-tos' usefullness was thus vindicated.
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