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    Expression clarification needed

    Good morning (it's morning in my country ) everybody,


    Here's another tricky expression I'm having trouble with: a package measures less than 108 inches around. So what does it mean? The sum of a package's measurements (length, width, height) can't be greater than 108 inches or any of the measurements can't be greater than 108 inches?

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Meaning of '108 inches around'? would have been a better title.

    It's difficult to be sure what this means. My guess is that if you measured round the package, i.e. length + depth + length + depth, the measurement would be less than 108 inches.

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Where did you encounter this expression? It doesn't sound natural.

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    It's from UPS classification of machineable/non-machineable packages.

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Thank you, but I can't find it on the UPS website.

    Can you provide a link? I'd like to read the sentence in its wider context.

    Rover

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Here's the full sentence.

    Classify a package as irregular if it cannot be defined as machineable but still measures less than 108 inches around, or if it is contained in a roll or tube.

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Anewguest View Post
    Here's the full sentence.

    Classify a package as irregular if it cannot be defined as machineable but still measures less than 108 inches around, or if it is contained in a roll or tube.
    I'd assume from that that it means 108 inches circumference measured at its widest.
    Last edited by Raymott; 07-Sep-2012 at 15:47. Reason: typo'

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd assume from that that it means 108 inches circumference measured at it's widest.
    So would I. Well, "at its widest" without the apostrophe!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Expression clarification needed

    Thanks.

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