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    "editor text" or "editor's text"

    I know that a such expression: "the editor text" is most used than "the editor's text" (intending to mean: the editor's own text), but which of these two forms is the most correct and which would I be right to use?

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    Re: "editor text" or "editor's text"

    You'd need to give us a full sentence, and explain what you mean. Do you mean the text that a human editor wrote, or the text that a software editor produced?

    I'd also wonder why you think you know that 'the expression: "the editor text" is most more often used than "the editor's text"'

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    Re: "editor text" or "editor's text"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'd need to give us a full sentence, and explain what you mean. Do you mean the text that a human editor wrote, or the text that a software editor produced?
    Yes, in this case I refer to a software editor window, the text contained in this window.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd also wonder why you think you know that 'the expression: "the editor text" is most more often used than "the editor's text"'
    I noticed that it is very used by programmers (but I think most programmers are not English, so I do not trust them), also, the first form has more statistics from google :) (but this is misleading).


    Just now I've seen that "edit control's text" is used by authoritative internet pages, the MSDN, that is the reference literature from microsoft.

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    Re: "editor text" or "editor's text"

    The edit control's text is the text which is bound to the edit control. This is natural in a programming context.
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