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    Hello!
    A tube bundle is examined and its condition is identified based on this examinaiton.
    Can I say:
    The tube bundle is recognized as leak-tight/leaky.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Recognize

    No, "is recognized" would not be correct in this context.

    The tube bundle was shown to be leak-tight/leaky.
    Inspection revealed that the tube bundle was leak-tight/leaky.
    After inspection, we found the tube bundle to be leak-tight/leaky.

    or - quite simply,

    The tube bundle was (is) leak-tight/leaky.
    Last edited by JohnParis; 14-Dec-2011 at 13:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    No, "is recognized" would not be correct in this context.

    The tube bundle was shown to be leak-tight/leaky.
    Inspection revealed that the tube bundle was leak-tight/leaky.
    After inspection, we found the tube bundle to be leak-tight/leaky.

    or - quite simply,

    The tube bundle was (is) leak-tight/leaky.
    Ok. Then, does "is recognized as" require a noun? There are examples in the web that use participles.

    Well, the situation is that nobody shows nothing. The object is examined and then a conclusion is made to be written in a report.
    I can't say "we" in this context.
    I can't mention the inspection in this sentence.
    I have to describe the process in my translation, the object is not just leaky or leak-tight.
    It is "admitted, considered" or whatewer to be leaky or leak-tight...
    Could you suggest anything else?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Jack8rkin; 14-Dec-2011 at 16:13.

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    Default Re: Recognize

    You're welcome.
    I'm sorry, but I do not understand what you are seeking.
    Hopefully, someone else can.
    Best of luck.
    John

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    Default Re: Recognize

    "To be recognised as" suggests are wider-reaching recognition.

    Marlon Brando is recognised as one of the best actors of his generation.
    Krysalis Photography is recognised as the best wedding photography company in the area.

    To inspect a piece of equipment and find it to be in a certain condition does not really require such "recognition".

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    Default Re: Recognize

    I don't know why you can't say "inspected," but try "certified."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't know why you can't say "inspected," but try "certified."
    Certified could imply getting a certificate. No certificate in my case.

    What do you mean inspected.
    The context is like this:
    The tube bundle was inspected (there is a visual inspection, mesurements of dimensions, special leak test etc.)

    Well, what if I say:
    The tube bundle was found leak-tight/leaky.

    Will it sound decently?
    Last edited by Jack8rkin; 15-Dec-2011 at 04:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "To be recognised as" suggests are wider-reaching recognition.

    Marlon Brando is recognised as one of the best actors of his generation.
    Krysalis Photography is recognised as the best wedding photography company in the area.

    To inspect a piece of equipment and find it to be in a certain condition does not really require such "recognition".
    Ok. I've grasped the idea!
    There is no hint of that peculiarity in the dictionaries I consulted.

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    Default Re: Recognize

    Thanks to everyone.

    Here, I'm repeating the question from the above box:

    The context is like this:
    The tube bundle was inspected (there is a visual inspection, mesurements of dimensions, special leak test etc.)

    Well, what if I say:
    The tube bundle was found leak-tight/leaky.

    Will it sound decently?
    Last edited by Jack8rkin; 15-Dec-2011 at 04:39.

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    It was found to be leak-proof/leaking.

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