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    Default This script uses X using Y

    This script uses MS Excel and Microsoft Component Object Model(COM) automation calls using Astrogator object model scripting calls.
    (Launch Errors; John Carrico)

    I must admit that I know almost nothing about these terms. Would you be so kind to tell me if I have understood the 'mechanics' of the sentence correctly?

    MS Excel - X
    Microsoft Component Object Model(COM) - Y
    Astrogator object model scripting calls - Z

    "This script uses X and Y automation calls using Z."
    Without knowing the subject we can't say whether it is "[X] and [Y automation calls]" or "[X and Y] automation calls".

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: This script uses X using Y

    That is correct. You have to know the subject to know how the "and" is meant to distribute.

    I would guess it's Excel AND [COM calls using Astrogator].

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    Default Re: This script uses X using Y

    Thank you, SoothingDave!

    I have noticed that you view this sentence as "This script uses [X using Y]" (I've cropped it a bit for the sake of simplicity). Am I right?

    I'm asking this question because I think that I view the sentence this way "[This script uses X] using Y" (if I had to construct a similar sentence it would be something like this: "I use my new tools using all my skills").

    Does the way one perceives this by any chance depend on knowing the subject as well?

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    Last edited by suprunp; 03-Jan-2012 at 22:04.

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    Default Re: This script uses X using Y

    Sorry, I don't see the distinction you are trying to make. They all associate together.

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