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    Thumbs up Beware instead of be aware?

    Hello all users!

    WARNING ! Be aware that the lubricant is
    compatible with the cargo.


    I think that the warning should read as follows:

    WARNING ! Beware that the lubricant is
    compatible with the cargo.

    "Beware" means "make sure" or "see to it". It's not a statement but recommendation. I think so.
    Thank you.

    The fragment is taken from operating/maintenance instructions for HS-ISO pressure valve.

    I cannot switch off the bold type. I have switched it off - 5jj


    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Jun-2013 at 21:27. Reason: Format

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    Default Re: Beware instead of be aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello all users!

    WARNING ! Be aware that the lubricant is
    compatible with the cargo.


    I think that the warning should read as follows:

    WARNING ! Beware that the lubricant is
    compatible with the cargo.

    "Beware" means "make sure" or "see to it". It's not a statement but recommendation. I think so.
    Thank you.

    The fragment is taken from operating/maintenance instructions for HS-ISO pressure valve.

    I cannot switch off the bold type.



    If I understand the sense of the warning, neither of the two choices are very good. If it is important that the lubricant is compatible with the cargo, I would use "Make certain".
    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Jun-2013 at 22:19. Reason: Font size in Quote reduced

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    Default Re: Beware instead of be aware?

    I agree with MikeNewYork. "Beware" is similar to "Be careful [because]". It would be very odd to warn people that something is compatible with something else.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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