Talk:minus

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Part of Speech[edit]

I've been wondering what part of speech would be correct for the basic use of plus and minus. Here on Wiktionary we have "ditransitive verb", which I'm sure is wrong.

My best guess was either conjunction or preposition. Oddly, dictionary.com lists "plus" as a conjunction and "minus" as a preposition, even though their example sentences are completely equivalent:

  • Ten minus four is six
  • Two plus two is four

I think we're both wrong. — Hippietrail 22:42, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)