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    Hanka is offline Senior Member
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    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following sentence:

    So-called ABC models still used in case of a high number of structures practically do not work in fact. (meaning that they almost do not work in fact).

    The end of the sentence doesn´t seem correct ...

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Default Re: proofreading

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following sentence:

    So-called ABC models are still used (employed, in use) in case a high number of structures have practically proved to be inoperative / are practically inoperative. (meaning that they almost do not work in fact).

    The end of the sentence doesn´t seem correct ...

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

    I am not so sure about this...

    you could even say ineffective if you don't agree with inoperative, but there's a slight difference in meaning.
    Last edited by bianca; 22-Jun-2007 at 18:11.

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    Default Re: proofreading

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following sentence:

    So-called ABC models still used in case of a high number of structures practically do not work in fact. (meaning that they almost do not work in fact).

    The end of the sentence doesn´t seem correct ...

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    So-called ABC models, still used in the case of a high number of structures, do not work in practice.

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    Thank you! But this means that they do not work at all and I am trying to say that they almost do not work or hardly work in practicee.

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    Default Re: proofreading

    How about: "do not always work in practice" OR "do not necessarily work in practice"?

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