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    Cool stretch fabric

    Hello,

    Can you help me on this one, please? :

    Once assembled onto the pushchair, the fabric must be flat. It must be stretch (extensible) too.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Will

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    They mean the fabric should lie flat on the surface of the chair (meaning no wrinkles), but it should not be so tight that it cannot stretch further.

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    Default Re: stretch fabric

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Can you help me on this one, please? :

    Once assembled onto the pushchair, the fabric must be flat. It must be stretch (extensible) too.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Will
    I'm not sure what you want help with. Do you not understand the sentences? Did you write them and want to know if they can be improved?

    There are problems:

    - Fabric is not "assembled onto a pushchair".
    - Stretch is not an adjective.
    - Although "extensible" is a word, it's not used very often and I don't think it fits here.

    I don't really understand what the second sentence means. Does the fabric still need to have the capacity to be stretched further even after it is on the pushchair?

    Do you mean something like:

    The fabric must be pulled tight over the pushchair so the fabric is flat, but it must still be possible to stretch it further.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: stretch fabric

    "extensible" is a French word, in this context it means "stretchable".

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    I found this thread interesting because it sent me to Google to look up pushchair.I had never seen this word before; we call it stroller in AmE.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 28-Sep-2012 at 14:57. Reason: forgot to italicize

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    Default Re: stretch fabric

    You are right my request wasn't clear, sorry.

    I indeed wanted to know if my sentences were correct. Thank you.

    Bhai, can we also say "stretchy" in this case?

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    Default Re: stretch fabric

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    You are right my request wasn't clear, sorry.

    I indeed wanted to know if my sentences were correct. Thank you.

    Bhai, can we also say "stretchy" in this case?
    Yes, stretchy works as well. However, your text is not clear. I don't really understand what you are trying to say.

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    Default Re: stretch fabric

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I found this thread interesting because it sent me to Google to look up pushchair.I had never seen this word before; we call it stroller in AmE.
    You do indeed. I flummoxed an American friend once before with that word. What do you call a pram?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You do indeed. I flummoxed an American friend once before with that word. What do you call a pram?
    I seem to remember that pram is short for perambulator. We call it a baby carriage.

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