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    Default The container will be filled with noodles up to 80 percent full/half full.

    1) Customer will get a full/half round aluminium container of fried noodles. (Assuming the container is in round shape and is made of aluminium).

    2) The container will be filled with noodles up to 80 percent full/half full.


    Can I phrase the above sentences in such a way. Please advise. Thank you so much for helping me.

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    Default Re: The container will be filled with noodles up to 80 percent full/half full.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    1) The customer will get a full/half round aluminium container of fried noodles. (Assuming the container is in round in shape and is made of aluminium). What do you mean by "full/half round"? Are there two different containers, one of which is completely round and the other is semi-circular?

    2) The container will be filled with noodles up to 80 percent full/half full.
    The container will be filled (up to 80% capacity) with noodles.

    Can I phrase the above sentences in such a way. Please advise. Thank you so much for helping me.
    See my amendments, comments and question above, in red.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: The container will be filled with noodles up to 80 percent full/half full.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    up to 80 percent full/half full
    As always, context is important- in casual speech, we would be less likely to use a number as exact as 80%, but in a factory preparing noodles, such precision would be a good thing.

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    Default Re: The container will be filled with noodles up to 80 percent full/half full.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See my amendments, comments and question above, in red.
    Thanks for replying and pointing out the mistakes.

    What I was trying to say full/half round is that the container is half full or full with noodles. The shape of the container is round.

    Sorry for the causing the confusion. Is there a better way to phrase the sentence? Thank you.

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