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    In the middle

    Hi!

    Is this sentence correct?

    Put a cylindrical mould in the middle of a dish.

    or at the centre???

    Thank you!


    Novella


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    Quote Originally Posted by Novella View Post
    Hi!

    Is this sentence correct?

    Put a cylindrical mould in the middle of a dish.

    or at the centre???

    Thank you!


    Novella
    There is no particular right way to say it; it can be other/or : for example "place/put the cylindrical mould in the middle of the dish" OR "place/put the cylindrical mould in the centre of the dish."
    the term 'middle' is generally less specific than 'centre', centre means of equal distance all around; therefore if you wanted to sound more specific I would suggest that you use 'centre', though to use 'middle' would not be wrong.
    hope this helps.


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    Re: In the middle

    Thank you very much for your precious help!


    Novella

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    Re: In the middle

    Quote Originally Posted by Novella View Post
    Hi!

    Is this sentence correct?

    Put a cylindrical mould in the middle of a dish.

    or at the centre???

    Thank you!


    Novella
    Same thing. In American English, it's mold and center.

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