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    Hi.
    In a PDF on Data Base Management Systems from wisc.edu, I read:
    "The schema for the result of a given query is also fixed! Determined by definition of query language constructs."

    Why it does not say ~the definition of~?

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    That second group of words is not a complete sentence, so it is not possible to say much about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That second group of words is not a complete sentence, so it is not possible to say much about it.
    What is incomplete?~the definition of~?

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    There is no verb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    There is no verb.
    By tilda, I mean the rest of the sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    By tilda, I mean the rest of the sentence.
    Hooshdar, how can we possibly know what you consider "the rest of the sentence"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Hooshdar, how can we possibly know what you consider "the rest of the sentence"?
    I have mentioned the sentence before.OALD also has the same approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    I have mentioned the sentence before.OALD also has the same approach.
    Yes, I know what the whole sentence is. The problem is how much of it you have removed. "The rest" of something is only defined if we know what is removed.

    The sentence is

    The schema for the result of a given query is also fixed! Determined by definition of query language constructs.

    Now you want to replace something with "the definition of". The problem is that you haven't told us what you want to replace.

    The easiest way to solve this problem would perhaps be your posting the whole new sentence without tildas. (I do think I know what sentence you have in mind but why risk a misunderstanding?)

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    Ok,
    I meant
    Can we replace"The schema for the result of a given query is also fixed! Determined by definition of query language constructs."

    with:
    "The schema for the result of a given query is also fixed! Determined by the definition of query language constructs."

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    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Ok,
    I meant
    Can we replace"The schema for the result of a given query is also fixed! Determined by definition of query language constructs."

    with:
    "The schema for the result of a given query is also fixed! Determined by the definition of query language constructs."
    OK. Both could be used and they mean the same.

    I write

    By the definition of a right angle, we know that α = 360/4.

    but

    By definition, a right angle has 90 degrees.



    However, this is just my preference. Native writers' usage is inconsistent.

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