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    Which sentence is correct?

    1)Xerox machine in the office is not working and not maintaining properly.

    2)Xerox machine in the office is not working and maintaining properly.

    3)Xerox machine in the office is not working and not maintained properly.

    4)Xerox machine in the office is not working and maintained properly

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    I would go with #3, but I would start the sentence with "The".

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    1)Xerox machine in the office is not working and not maintaining properly.

    2)Xerox machine in the office is not working and maintaining properly.

    3)Xerox machine in the office is not working and not maintained properly.

    4)Xerox machine in the office is not working and maintained properly
    5) The Xerox machine is not working and is not maintained properly.


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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    5) The Xerox machine is not working and is not maintained properly.

    So where is the"in the office" in this sentence?

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    So where is the"in the office" in this sentence?
    If you insist on stating the obvious, put it in after 'machine'.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    So where is the "in the office" in this sentence?
    It's already in the right place in all four of your suggested sentences. Why did you think it might go somewhere else?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you insist on stating the obvious, put it in after 'machine'.
    The Xerox machine is not working but maintained properly.

    The meaning of above sentence is machine is maintained properly but is not working, am i correct?.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you insist on stating the obvious, put it in after 'machine'.
    1)The wiring is not concealed and looks neat.
    2The wiring is not concealed and is not looked neat.
    Which one is more appropriate?

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    The Xerox machine is not working, but it is maintained properly.\

    The meaning of above sentence is machine is maintained properly but is not working, am i correct?.
    Better would be "The Xerox machine is not working, even though [or although] it is properly maintained.

    "Maintained properly" or "properly maintained" is a personal choice.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    1)The wiring is not concealed and looks neat.
    2The wiring is not concealed and is not looked neat.
    Which one is more appropriate?
    Next time, please start a new thread for a new question.
    Neither.
    The wiring is not concealed and looks messy.
    The wiring is not concealed and doesn't look neat.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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