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    Appliance and Equipment

    Hi,
    Yesterday, I read a article, there is a sentence like this, ' The university appealed for money to purchase more advanced teaching equipment', to my mind 'equipment' can be insteaded with 'appliance', can I do so?
    Thanks!
    Ian

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    Re: Appliance and Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Hi,
    Yesterday, I read a article, there is a sentence like this, ' The university appealed for money to purchase more advanced teaching equipment', to my mind 'equipment' can be insteaded with 'appliance', can I do so?
    Thanks!
    Ian
    Usually, "appliance" is confined to things used in the home.


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    Thanks, Mike. it is more clear now.
    For example, TV, microwave oven can be called 'appliance'. and prejection devices are called 'equipments', am i right?
    Ian

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    Re: Appliance and Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Thanks, Mike. it is more clear now.
    For example, TV, microwave oven can be called 'appliance'. and prejection devices are called 'equipments', am i right?
    Ian
    I don't know what "prejection devices" are. Do you mean projectors?

    And "equipment" is almost always uncountable.


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    Re: Appliance and Equipment

    Yes, I mean projectors, thanks for your correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Yes, I mean projectors, thanks for your correction.
    No problem.

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    Re: Appliance and Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Hi,
    Yesterday, I read a article, there is a sentence like this, ' The university appealed for money to purchase more advanced teaching equipment', to my mind 'equipment' can be insteaded with 'appliance', can I do so?
    Thanks!
    Ian
    Incidentally, 'to instead' is an interesting verb, and we know what you mean, but it's not a word I've ever heard used by a native speaker. What you mean is either 'can be used instead' or 'can replace' or 'can be used to replace' - lots of options, but not 'can be insteaded'

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    #8

    Re: Appliance and Equipment

    Thanks for your friendly reminding, Bob, could I use reminding here?
    Regards!
    Ian

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