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    Hi.
    What's the difference between a facility and a provision for something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Hi.
    What's the difference between a facility and a provision for something?
    Do you have some context?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Do you have some context?
    "A facility for subroutine call and return."

    (Mano 1993, Computer system architecture 3rd ed.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    "A facility for subroutine call and return."

    (Mano 1993, Computer system architecture 3rd ed.)
    In that case either would be fine.

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    Default Re: provision

    hooshdar, why did you once again ask a question without providing any context? You have been asked many times, and yet context still has to be dragged from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    hooshdar, why did you once again ask a question without providing any context? You have been asked many times, and yet context still has to be dragged from you.
    I said to myself they are both nouns, and my question was general

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    If it is so general, why not look them up in a dictionary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    I said to myself they are both nouns, and my question was general
    There is rarely such a thing as a "general" question on this forum! The only general question might be something like "What does the word teacup mean?" That is a word which has only one definition and the answer would easily be found in a dictionary. With that kind of question, context is not necessary as it really doesn't matter what the article/paragraph/sentence reads, a teacup is almost always just a teacup.

    With the question you just posted, the words "facility" and "provision" both have several possible meanings and usages and it is only possible for us to comment on those usages if we know the context that you have in mind.

    You may not understand the importance of context, but when you are asked over and over again to provide context for your questions, you should just take note and give context in future.

    Thank you.

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    This is not to contradict ems, but to reinforce her message. Even teacup can depend on context.


    "I prefer teacups."


    Perhaps you are talking about poodles and not crockery!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    This is not to contradict ems, but to reinforce her message. Even teacup can depend on context.


    "I prefer teacups."


    Perhaps you are talking about poodles and not crockery!
    Poodles?!

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