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[groff] 10/26: groff(7): Fix style nits.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 10/26: groff(7): Fix style nits.
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 22:04:26 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit f5fbde786d275e84a231a6ae08e828877ce8df11
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Mon Nov 15 07:46:33 2021 +1100

    groff(7): Fix style nits.
    * Consistently say "'numerical' expression".  I prefer adjective forms
      ending in "-ic" where this does not create ambiguity with a noun
      (contrast "numeric" with "cynic"), but this is the shorter path to
      consistent usage in the page for now.
    * Tighten wording.
    "An American complaining about the English usage patterns of the
    U.K.--that's ironical," said Tom, as he incited an historic furore.
 man/ | 16 +++++++---------
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/ b/man/
index ff4e521..030880a 100644
--- a/man/
+++ b/man/
@@ -1058,9 +1058,7 @@ End expression group of higher precedence
-In many contexts,
-unary prefix operators are also available in contexts where they make
+Unary prefix operators are available in contexts where they make sense.
@@ -1218,14 +1216,14 @@ request must be the last such escape sequence on an 
input line.
 .SS "Conditional expressions"
 .\" ====================================================================
 .request .if ,
 .request .ie ,
 .request .while
-in addition to the numeric expressions described above,
-several Boolean operators are available;
+requests can test the truth values of numerical expressions.
+They also support several additional Boolean operators;
 the members of this expanded class are termed
 .IR "conditional expressions" .
@@ -1405,7 +1403,7 @@ depending on its sign.
-If a numeric expression presented as
+If a numerical expression presented as
 .I \[+-]N
 starts with a
 .squoted_char +
@@ -3828,7 +3826,7 @@ vertically.
 .ESCq B anything
 Interpolate 1 if
 .I anything
-is a valid numeric expression,
+is a valid numerical expression,
 and\~0 otherwise.

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