Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 16
    #1

    It is possible to use Files instead of No. of Files?

    As i said earlier, I write a software and I need to translate it correctly to English. One more question.

    1. Is it possible to use

    Files: 1
    Folders: 8
    Disks: 5

    instead of

    No. of files: 1
    No. of folders: 8
    No. of disks: 5

    ?
    Also I use it as column names for the statistic list.

    2. Is it possible to use

    Contains: files: 1, folders: 8, disks: 5

    instead of

    Contains: 1 files, 8 folders, 5 disks

    Thanks in advance.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,505
    #2

    Re: It is possible to use Files instead of No. of Files?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueomega View Post
    As i said earlier, I write a software and I need to translate it correctly to English. One more question.

    1. Is it possible to use

    Files: 1
    Folders: 8
    Disks: 5

    instead of

    No. of files: 1
    No. of folders: 8
    No. of disks: 5

    ?
    Also I use it as column names for the statistic list.

    2. Is it possible to use

    Contains: files: 1, folders: 8, disks: 5

    instead of

    Contains: 1 files, 8 folders, 5 disks

    Thanks in advance.
    Yes and Yes.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #3

    Re: It is possible to use Files instead of No. of Files?

    You may want to consider something like file(s) or folder(s), to allow for 1 (the singular).
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. attaching files
    By jkl in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-May-2010, 12:04
  2. classified files
    By floyd6 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2009, 16:53
  3. X-Files
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2004, 09:14
  4. The would files
    By milky in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Jul-2004, 01:20
  5. The will files.
    By milky in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Jul-2004, 00:21

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •