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    shipment

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me some explanatory words regarding the usage of the term”shipment” in the following sentences?

    1. Shipment will be made in January.
    2. The goods were offered for immediate shipment.
    3. The shipment of the goods will begin in May.
    4. A large shipment of cotton arrived yesterday.
    5. Large shipments of cotton arrived yesterday.
    6. The shipment arrived from Egypt.
    7. The shipments arrived from Egypt.
    8. We require shipment in September.
    9. We require the shipment in September.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: shipment

    A shipment is [a] a consignment of goods or [b] the action of shipping goods,


    1. Shipment will be made in January. b
    2. The goods were offered for immediate shipment. b
    3. The shipment of the goods will begin in May. b
    4. A large shipment of cotton arrived yesterday. a
    5. Large shipments of cotton arrived yesterday. a
    6. The shipment arrived from Egypt. a
    7. The shipments arrived from Egypt. a
    8. We require shipment in September. b
    9. We require the shipment in September. b

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