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    Can a service be said to have a defect? I don't think so, but a service can be defective. Would you agree?

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    Re: defect

    What kind of service, Jasmin?

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    Re: defect

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Can a service be said to have a defect? I don't think so, but a service can be defective. Would you agree?

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    Technically, you're probably right, but I think most native speakers would reserve the term defective for a manufactured product with a mechanical imperfection.

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    Re: defect

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What kind of service, Jasmin?
    A service to repair something, for example.

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    Re: defect

    I think that if the system were flawed in some way and didn't do as complete or precise a job as others were doing, it might be used.

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