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Sybex OCP 11 Programmer I. Chapter 3. Typo in subsection Increment and Decrement Operators

 
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Hello Jeanne and Scott, I believe that in Chapter 3 Section Increment and Decrement Operators in the first paragraph

a high order of precedence

supposed to be a higher order of precedence

Increment and decrement operators, ++ and -- , respectively, can be applied to numeric variables and have a high order of precedence, as compared to binary operators. In other words, they often get applied first in an expression.


Boyarsky, Jeanne. “OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer I Study Guide.

Sorry in advance if I am wrong, English is not my native language.
 
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As it is written, I think it is grammatically all right.
 
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I thought that an adjective in comparative form should be used here.
 
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"“...higher order than...” yes, but I would still think, “...high order...as compared to,,,” is all right.
 
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Well, then let's leave this to be decided by some editors and publishers.  
 
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I agree with Campbell. Either is fine.

Scott and I are both native English speakers and I think our editors are as well. So sometimes you get text that is the way people would say it and not the way English would be taught properly. In that respect you know English better than us because you learned it as a second language. This happens on the exam sometimes too where the English isn't 100% "by the book". As long as you understand it, I wouldn't worry about that!
 
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