Does English allow “assemblable” to be created from “assemble”?

I need to convey the idea “able to be assembled,” but I’m limited on space so I neeed something shorter than this phrase. Would “assemblable” be correct? Do the grammar rules of English permit me to construct this word? I’ve looked in some important dictionaries but it doesn’t appear, which concerns me; it does appear … Read more

Create/Createable, update/updateable, delete/deletable?

This has been bugging me as an API I am programming with has isCreateable(), isUpdateable(), and isDeletable()… My understanding is that the create and update can go Creatable or Createable, Updatable or Updateable, but I couldn’t find any reference for Deletable to ever by Deleteable…. Is Deletable every actually Deleteable? And if not, does anyone … Read more

Why “ConvertIBLE” and not “ConvertABLE” [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: ‘-ible’ suffix vs. ‘-able’ suffix (2 answers) Closed 5 years ago. Why do almost all words that are “able” written like: Comparable Disposable Doable Writable Except for the word “Convertible”? Can someone explain this to me or are there no rules tied to this? (I was just curious). Answer … Read more

Rules for removing last vowel when adding “-able”? [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Closed 9 years ago. Possible Duplicate: When to drop the ‘e’ when ending in -able? Both are correct for these words: sizable, sizeable sharable, shareable takable, takeable But these words are incorrect: storeable (storable) makeable (makable) tasteable (tastable) minglable (mingleable) acknowledgable (acknowledgeable) managable (manageable) Are there rules for this? … Read more

Creating words with “-able” suffix

What are general rules of thumb for creating adjectives with -able? I wanted to denote an object as having an ability to be tiled, but “tileable” and “tilable” both yielded as incorrect words by spell check and standard English dictionary used by Mac OS X dictionary widget. Is “tileable” or “tilable” a correct word/form for … Read more

Adjective that means “disableable”? [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: “Push” is to “pushable” as “enable”/”disable” are to what? (2 answers) Closed 8 years ago. I can’t seem to find an adjective that describes something that can be disabled. I made up the word “disableable”, but it surely sounds funny, and it’s not even a real word. It’s for … Read more

Adjectival form of “collide”—”collideable” or “collidable”?

I need to name an interface in a program I’m writing as being able to collide, but I’ve seen use of both collideable and collidable in projects with a similar type. Both of them look right in some ways, and wrong in others. Which spelling is more correct? Answer Short answer: There’s no clear choice; … Read more