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    Question No function was defined for this operation

    Hi,

    There is a robot, you can call it "function-based" robot. It can do any operation if you have defined a corresponding function to tell it how something works.

    If the robot does not know how to do something, it will say:

    A). No function was defined for this operation.
    B). Function was not defined for this operation.


    Which sentence sounds more natural?
    Thanks.

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    Re: No function was defined for this operation

    No functions have been defined.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: No function was defined for this operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    No functions have been defined.
    I don't think you can use "functions" and "have" in this context, because it is just a single operation.
    Last edited by fenglish; 18-Aug-2016 at 14:52. Reason: Change "I think you can't" to "I don't think you can"

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    Re: No function was defined for this operation

    "Function not defined for this operation."
    This seems to me to be the most natural error message on a monitor. If your robot actually speaks, and aspires to natural English, "No function is defined for this operation."

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