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    perfectera is offline Junior Member
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    Hello.

    Does the following sentence make sense?
    Is there a better way for the same meaning?

    The most reliable mechanism for applications with diameters from small to large.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    Hello.

    Does the following sentence make sense?
    Is there a better way for the same meaning?

    The most reliable mechanism for applications with diameters from small to large.

    Thanks for your help!
    What does it mean? Are you saying that there is a mechanism that will, for example, fit into a drain pipe - regardless of the size of the pipe?

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    perfectera is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    What does it mean? Are you saying that there is a mechanism that will, for example, fit into a drain pipe - regardless of the size of the pipe?
    I have forgot to say: It is about a valve. And yes, your understanding is correct.

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    Default Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    I have forgot to say: It is about a valve. And yes, your understanding is correct.
    Well...if it is about a valve, I would use the word "valve". "Mechanism" would work in your sentence, but why force the reader to guess what you are offering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Well...if it is about a valve, I would use the word "valve". "Mechanism" would work in your sentence, but why force the reader to guess what you are offering?
    Thanks for your answer.
    It is kind of a technical document and it is obvious that it is about a valve.
    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    Hello.

    Does the following sentence make sense?
    Is there a better way for the same meaning?

    The most reliable mechanism for applications with diameters from small to large.

    Thanks for your help!
    It's not a sentence, by the way. There's no verb, and your fragment could be either a subject or object.
    Here are some sentences:
    "This valve (subject) is (verb) the most reliable mechanism for applications with diameters from small to large"
    "The most reliable mechanism for applications with diameters from small to large (subject) is (verb) the XYZ valve."

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    Default Re: Is this correct?

    A better title would have been 'The most reliable mechanism'.


    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
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