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Old 01-30-2011, 10:08 PM   #601
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I often find myself writing:
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See if you get something from here: http://www.gnugeneration.com/books/l...20/kernel-api/
Is "from here" correct? or Do I have to write only "from" and then paste the link directly?
 
Old 01-31-2011, 06:11 AM   #602
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Either/or really. Both are correct and it is pretty much down to what you feel comfortable with. I use "from here" as well.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 12:57 PM   #603
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Hello,

Regarding specific writing, should I write for a well writen US-language report (technical) either :
Code:
The lightweight vehicle CP3590J and the modern bike CP86548 showed relevant degradation of the structure.
or

Code:
The lightweight vehicle CP3590J and modern bike CP86548 showed relevant degradation of the structure.
or

Code:
The lightweight CP3590J vehicle and the modern CP86548 bike showed relevant degradation of the structure.
or

Code:
The lightweight CP3590J vehicle and modern CP86548 bike showed relevant degradation of the structure.
thanks in advance!
Cheers
 
Old 02-01-2011, 03:50 PM   #604
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Hello,

Regarding specific writing, should I write for a well writen US-language report (technical) either :

Code:
The lightweight vehicle CP3590J and the modern bike CP86548 showed relevant degradation of the structure.
or

Code:
The lightweight vehicle CP3590J and modern bike CP86548 showed relevant degradation of the structure.
or

Code:
The lightweight CP3590J vehicle and the modern CP86548 bike showed relevant degradation of the structure.
or

Code:
The lightweight CP3590J vehicle and modern CP86548 bike showed relevant degradation of the structure.
thanks in advance!
Cheers
The one that sounds better to my ear is the third form, but I'm not a native English speaker, so I guess it's better to wait for some native speaker to reply...

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #605
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I also think #3 sounds best.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 01:34 AM   #606
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I also think #3 sounds best.
thank you.

and would you write:

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"the change of the colors and shape of the X component over the time steadily increased"
or

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"the change of the colors and the shape of the X component over the time steadily increased"
alternatively

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"the change of the colors and shape of the X component over the time has been steadily increasing"
thank you in advance!
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:04 AM   #607
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The lightweight CP3590J vehicle and modern CP86548 bike showed relevant degradation of the structure.
Xeratul
Are you sure you don't mean "relative degradation"?
And try:
The X component has changed, both in colour and shape, over time.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:20 AM   #608
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The X component has changed, both in colour and shape, over time.
I would also like to know if I deliberately phrase the statement as:
"The colour and the shape of the component X have changed"

Under what conditions is "the" used in between the statements? Is there some rule regarding its usage in between the statements?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:35 AM   #609
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I would also like to know if I deliberately phrase the statement as:
"The colour and the shape of the component X have changed"

Under what conditions is "the" used in between the statements? Is there some rule regarding its usage in between the statements?
The "the colour" and "the shape" add more emphasis, if that sentence was spoken. No real need for the "the" before "component X".
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:47 AM   #610
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Thanks and that means it'll not be a bad English statement if I don't put a "the" anywhere.
 
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The colour and the shape of the component X have changed"
You only need the first "The".
 
Old 02-09-2011, 06:16 AM   #612
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Sorry for the dumb question but the first "the" at the beginning of the statement stands for the whole statement and not for the word colour in particular?

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Old 02-09-2011, 07:02 AM   #613
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Yes. "The colour and shape" refers to both colour and shape.
It's not a dumb question.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #614
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Is there an English equivalent for the Hindi saying we discussed yesterday? Just curious!
and what does "meh" mean?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #615
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what does "meh" mean?
"Meh" is usually just an expression of disinterest, as in "meh, that's okay, I'll worry about that later".

EDIT: don't think it's an actual word, though...
 
  


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