I am a non-native speaking developer and when I am writing documentation of some data structure I usually use the following sentence structure as a definition of a property:
ID of the contract this service is defined in.
This sentence tries to tell that the
contractId property on my
Service object, is pointing to a
Contract which contains this service. However, this sentence is hard to read and have a strange structure. By strange structure I mean the two subject of the sentence follows each other and the verb is at the end, this makes it harder to understand for me.
My question is how can I write this with an easy to understand wording. (So while scanning through the file, I can understand it without reading the full sentence carefully.)
PS: Sorry for the meaningless title, I could not think of any better one.