adding and addition


Senior Member

I have one question about possible difference between two words - adding and addition.

Look at the examples please.

Adding or deleting text is not permitted

Addition or deletion of text is not permitted.

At first sight there is no difference in meaning but..

Adding is process (= to add)
Addition is either process (?) or noun. In second case it means addition as appendix/supplement. Is it right?

I suppose that "addition" is not good choice for the sentence above.

Thank you.
  • fivejedjon

    Senior Member
    English - England
    One meaning of the noun addition is 'the process of adding'. It's fine for your sentence.

    The fact that it can carry other meanings is not relevant.
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