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    Default Re: well-ventilated

    As you wouldn't put a comma between well-equipped and library, you shouldn't put a comma between well-equipped and computerised library (which is a noun phrase).

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    I'm in a hurry and I haven't read the whole thread, so don't mind if I make a comprehension mistake. My apologies. But, isn't it better to say:
    We(the college) have a spacious, well ventilated, equipped and computerised library which makes learning more interesting.

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    Last edited by Jason72; 17-Jun-2007 at 18:28. Reason: Incorrect statement... Huh...

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    Default Re: well-ventilated

    One can say better/ poorly/ill-equipped. So, why is well-equipped a pleonasm?

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    Um... I don't know what I wanted to say, it is totaly fine... Blah! I can't do many things at the same time...
    Sorry!

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    Default Re: well-ventilated

    don't be sorry! be happy!

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    I am happy!

    Anyway, could anyone post a comment on my post? Is it possible to rephrase the sentence?
    It seems a little less complicated the way I've written it... So why going complicated then?

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    I agree with you. I was too focused on the original sentence to see it the way you do.

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    Default Re: well-ventilated

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    I'm in a hurry and I haven't read the whole thread, so don't mind if I make a comprehension mistake. My apologies. But, isn't it better to say:
    We(the college) have a spacious, well ventilated, equipped and computerised library which makes learning more interesting.

    ?


    The wore equipped by itself makes no sense to me (as an adjective). We wouldn't comment on whether a place has equipment in it by saying that it is equipped, but we might say it is well-equipped or poorly equipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    One can say better/ poorly/ill-equipped. So, why is well-equipped a pleonasm?
    It isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    It isn't.



    ~R
    We were talking about something I said whilst correcting one paper - it was pure nonsense.

    So it isn't...

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    About ''equipped library'' - what's wrong with it? I find it OK...
    Last edited by Jason72; 17-Jun-2007 at 22:07. Reason: WELL was left out and I didn't see it... Blushing... :-)

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