ASK A QUESTION How can I strike-out letters in a word?
In a recent posting, it was suggested that we leave incorrect answers/words in place but strike-through the letters/words to show that they are incorrect and then add the correction. This way everyone looking at the answer will be able to learn from the incorrect response as well as the correction made.
I think that's a great idea!
My question is: How do we do this? That is how do we use a strike-through function?
I have searched everywhere I can think of on this Web site and can't seem to find out how to do this.
Thanks to all of the wonderful people here who may have an answer to this!
You can strike them out by using the <strike> and </strike> markup. Just place the desired text in between these opening and closing tags and it will strike out the desired text. For example, the following markup
I am going to strikeout <strike> ths txt </strike> this text
would have the following effect:
I am going to strikeout
ths txtthis text
If you are interested, I think that an alternate method may have been discussed on this thread: How to make your posts more colorful
I am just testing to see if the <del> tag still works
this is a test of the <del> tag this is a test of the <strike> tag this is a test of the <s> tag
It looks like the <del> tag is no longer supported, but you can still get the strikeout effect by using the <strike> tag or the <s> tag.
I think that you just type
< del >
in front of the text and
< / del >
after the text
So that it looks like this
This Text Will be Strikethrough
when you put it all together
To Add Color
1). Copy the following markup
< a style = "color:blue;">Text Goes Here
2). Insert your desired text in the space that reads "text goes here"
3). If you want to use a different color, all of the primary colors will work in place of "blue."
1). Insert the "strike" opening and closing tags around the desired text
This Text Will be Strikethrough This Text Will be Struckthrough
1). Use the following code to make the font size a percentage of the original font
< a style = "font-size:200%;">Double Sized
I don't know what changed to allow the < s/strike > over the < del > tag. I was under the impression that the strike through tags were the older tags and had been disused. Whatever version of X H T M L they are now using, the < s > tag is what our editor currently recognizes.
Has anyone ever noticed the use of the * before an example sentence in Spanish books to refer to an incorrect example? I have seen it in a few grammar articles and more recently in an actual grammar book.
When one wishes to to show how to phrase something and how not to, they put a * before the incorrect phrasing.
Le dio el libro a él. * Dio el libro a él.
Since this usage wasn't explained in any of the articles or in the grammar book, I was wondering if this was routinely used and understood in Spanish grammar. Could a native confirm this usage to me? It might be more useful than using the strike though as it leaves the error easier to read for analysis. Of course, it's only useful if the reader recognizes its significance.
Since this usage wasn't explained in any of the articles or in the grammar book, I was wondering if this was routinely used and understood in Spanish grammar.
Hi Quentin. This is actually a very common practice in generative grammar and I believe is used in both Spanish and English. You will also find sentences with a question mark placed before them to indicate that the sentence may or may not be possible depending on some factor that is being discussed.
From Syntax: A Generative Introduction
As is standard in the syntactic literature, a sentence that isn't well-formed is marked with an asterisk ( * ) before it.