Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Maria Carolina Morais is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default range from to...

    Is this sentence ok?

    "13 of 71 units are grinding plants, in which clinker is purchased and combined with gypsum and other additives in order to manufacture portland cement. The other factories are complete industrial complexes, carrying out operations that range from limestone quarrying and processing, clinker production to portland cement manufacturing"

  2. #2
    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    9,825
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: range from to...

    You need another "to." From this to that to that.

    I think it is awkward to start a sentence with a numeral and would try to re-word the sentence to avoid that.

    If you have mentioned the plants before, you would say "13 of the 71 units."

  3. #3
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    14,702
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: range from to...

    My comment has more to do with styles than with grammar. I am not fond of the construction "that range from limestone quarrying and processing, clinker production to portland cement manufacturing". It leaves "clinker production" just sitting there. I would prefer:

    "that range from limestone quarrying and processing to clinker production to portland cement manufacturing". That more typically depicts a range.

  4. #4
    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    9,825
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: range from to...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    My comment has more to do with styles than with grammar. I am not fond of the construction "that range from limestone quarrying and processing, clinker production to portland cement manufacturing". It leaves "clinker production" just sitting there. I would prefer:

    "that range from limestone quarrying and processing to clinker production to portland cement manufacturing". That more typically depicts a range.
    That's what I meant when I said another "to" was needed.

  5. #5
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    14,702
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: range from to...

    Ah! I missed that!

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] at a range of
    By CaseyA in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-Aug-2011, 08:10
  2. a range of
    By Grinkl in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-Jun-2008, 20:07
  3. a range of???
    By iodim in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-May-2008, 19:58
  4. social range
    By unpakwon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Mar-2008, 14:27
  5. Range from X to Y and Z
    By piggy386 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Oct-2005, 05:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •