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Geometry vs Geometries

 
 
Reply Mon 1 May, 2017 11:32 am
If I am referring to CAD (Computer Aided Design) entities as "Geometry", would the plural form still be "Geometry" or would it become "Geometries"?
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timur
 
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Reply Mon 1 May, 2017 02:02 pm
Geometries is a quite common term in CAD..
Toasteata
 
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Reply Mon 1 May, 2017 02:19 pm
@timur,
Yes, I understand that. CAD and its common terms aside though; which would be grammatically correct? Or, is it that neither are incorrect, so it's more of a "dealers choice" situation? lol
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timur
 
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Reply Mon 1 May, 2017 02:30 pm
Their use is not a matter of choice but of context.

Toasteata
 
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Reply Mon 1 May, 2017 03:02 pm
@timur,
Oakie Doakie... : "There is a virtual metric-sh#t-ton of geometr(y/ies) in here. The total amount is comprised of individual pieces, each of which is a mere .05-metric-sh#t-GRAM. I have selected an excessive amount... Just LOOK at all the *geometr(y/ies)* that (is/are) now selected!... LOOK AT THEM!!!!"

So, in this context, which one do ya pick? Very Happy
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 1 May, 2017 03:15 pm
@Toasteata,
In this context you should use the plural.

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