What is the plural form of regex?

As the title says, what is the correct plural form of regex? To my knowledge, regex is an abbreviation for regular expression. I see that some sources suggest regexes and regexen are both correct. The latter plural form sounds maybe German? Any suggestions? Answer This is domain-specific jargon (the domain being Information Technology), rather than … Read more

why do people say “I would do it” for “If I were you, I would do it” which actually indirectly means “I would like you to do it”

I came across this many times while I was conversing/texting mostly with native english speakers on something they want me to do and they would put the statement in a very polite way. For instance if he wants me to give a shot on installing some software, they would say I would give it a … Read more

Why is it “the UEFA board” not “the UEFA’s board”?

As far as I know, the rule goes that ‘s is used to make possessive forms of abbreviations. But I’ve noticed some inconsistencies: … as it was announced that the Uefa’s Executive Committee had overwhelmingly voted to award… …a member of the UEFA’s HatTrick Committee. vs: Women to be represented on the UEFA board for … Read more

What does “MV” mean in soccer transfer context?

Please take a look at this screenshot: As I’ve highlighted, there are two column named “MV” and “Free” in the table. What are those two refer to? According to Wikipedia, MV stands for “Market Value”. Ok, but what does it mean? It means the average amount for a transfer in the session? Also, what’s the … Read more

ISO 4 abbreviation of “Journal of Computational Physics: X”

Is it “J. Comput. Phys. X” or “J. Comput. Phys.: X” (with the colon)? There is a punctuation section in the ISO 4 standard definition (see Section 4.6 here), but the document is paywalled and I don’t have access to it. Answer Assuming that https://www.slideshare.net/agelsorin/iso-00004-1997 is accurate, section 4.6 of ISO 4:1997 reads: The punctuation … Read more

Is there a “see also” parenthetical citation abbreviation?

I am citing a verse from the Bible and attempting to refer to similar-meaning verses in the same parenthetical citation. An example is as follows: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5; see also Psalm 138:6, Proverbs 29:23, Matthew 23:12, Luke 1:52). In this example … Read more