Thread: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

1. Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

1) How much radius can the walkie-talkie cover?
2) The walkie-talkie work in how much radius the best?

2. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

1) How much radius can the walkie-talkie cover?
2) The walkie-talkie work in how much radius the best?

1) Your example would be understood but I think the simpler
"What radius can the walkie-talkie cover?" is more natural.
or: "How wide a radius can the walkie-talkie cover?"
2) "Within what radius will the walkie-talkie work best?"

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3. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

Or simply "what's the working area/radius?"

4. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

Hi,

I feel "radius" to be too "Latin" for this context (I would understand it better if used in the context of a dicussion on Geometry, for instance). Why not simply ask about its span? Would that work?

Coverage?

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6. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

Originally Posted by charliedeut
I feel "radius" to be too "Latin" for this context (I would understand it better if used in the context of a dicussion on Geometry, for instance). Why not simply ask about its span? Would that work?
Span would not work, in my opinion. "What is the range of this walkie-talkie" would.

7. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

Originally Posted by charliedeut
Hi,

I feel "radius" to be too "Latin" for this context (I would understand it better if used in the context of a dicussion on Geometry, for instance). Why not simply ask about its span? Would that work?

8. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

Originally Posted by SoothingDave
However, the point of this thread is a walkie-talkie, which I'm not sure it is a "source point".

9. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

What is a walkie-talkie other than a radio? A two-way radio. When it transmits it goes out equally to all directions.

10. Re: Can I construct sentences using the word radius like the following sentences?

I, too, find nothing odd about using "radius" this way, but you can say "range" if it makes you happier.

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