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    Default Which one is correct?

    Hello,

    I am confused at the following two expressions as to which one is correct?

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    Please note that original index.html file was backup and renamed as 'index.html.bak'
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    (2)
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    Please note that original index.html file was backed-up and renamed as 'index.html.bak'
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    Peter

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    In [1], 'backup' functions as an adjective or substantive noun, and it refers to a file, a backup file.

    [1] Please note that [the] original index.html file was [a] backup [file] and [it was] renamed as 'index.html.bak'

    Note, html isn't a backup file, so [2] is the meaning you're looking for:

    [2] Please note that [the] original index.html file was backed-up and [was] renamed as 'index.html.bak'

    In [2], 'backed-up' functions as part of the verb phrase 'was backed-up and [was] renamed'. I believe [2] is the meaning you're after. Note, the original index.html file was backed-up and then renamed as index.html.bak, which is a backup file.


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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Hey,

    I appreciate your clarification. I has cleared my doubts. Many thanks for your time and help.

    Peter

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    You're welcome, Peter.

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