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    A webpage I'm working on currently has the following phrase included in it, and I'm not too sure that it's correct:

    ... is a quality and service oriented manufacturer of pressure and temperature test and measuring equipment for all applications.
    Basically, it is describing three kinds of equipment:

    pressure test
    temperature test
    measuring equipment
    How would you punctuate and/or rewrite this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    A webpage I'm working on currently has the following phrase included in it, and I'm not too sure that it's correct:

    ... is a quality and service oriented manufacturer of pressure and temperature test and measuring equipment for all applications.
    Basically, it is describing three kinds of equipment:

    pressure test
    temperature test
    measuring equipment
    How would you punctuate and/or rewrite this?
    I read that as two types: equipment that tests and measures temperature and equipment that tests and measures pressure.

    Were it two types, I would write:

    is a quality and service oriented manufacturer of equipment that tests and measures temperature or pressure for all applications.

    If there are three types (what does the measuring equipment measure?), I would write:

    is a quality and service oriented manufacturer of pressure and temperature testing equipment and of measuring equipment for all applications.

    That doesn't tell me what the measuring equipment measures, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    That doesn't tell me what the measuring equipment measures, however.
    Maybe it measures testing equipment. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    That doesn't tell me what the measuring equipment measures, however.
    Maybe it measures testing equipment. ;)

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    Thanks for your help Mike. It turns out that you were correct; there were two types of equipment, not three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Thanks for your help Mike. It turns out that you were correct; there were two types of equipment, not three.
    Cool! Glad I could help!

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