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    I just read an instruction booklet fo a welding machine.
    I am not sure about the meaning of this sentence:
    "Maintain a clearence of between 1 and 3 mm between the nozzle and the
    workpiece."

    Does it mean " You should keep the distance of 1 and 3mm between..."?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: maintain a clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Theeo View Post
    I just read an instruction booklet fo a welding machine.
    I am not sure about the meaning of this sentence:
    "Maintain a cleareance of between 1 and 3 mm between the nozzle and the
    workpiece."

    Does it mean " You should keep the a distance of from 1 and to 3mm between..."?

    Thanks.
    Yes. 'Keep' is clearer and better. I wish writers of instructional manuals (especially ones dealing with potentially lethal equipment) would stop trying to show off by using Big Words.

    b

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