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    Question Which phrase below should I use?

    Hi,

    Which phrase below should I use?

    A. impulse testing;
    B. impulse test;

    And why?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    Which phrase below should I use?

    A. impulse testing;
    B. impulse test;

    And why?

    Thanks.
    It depends on the context in which you are going to use it/them.

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It depends on the context in which you are going to use it/them.
    I am not sure which context should I use for these phrase,

    So, when found both phrases in some sentences, I will get confusing about it.


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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    Which phrase below should I use?

    A. impulse testing;
    B. impulse test;

    And why?

    Thanks.
    Testing indicates the act of examining in general so you could say "This person needs impulse testing" for example, whereas test should be preceded by the quantity of tests.

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Refreshment View Post
    Testing indicates the act of examining in general so you could say "This person needs impulse testing" for example, whereas test should be preceded by the quantity of tests.
    Can I say "This person needs impulse test" ?

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Can I say "This person needs impulse test" ?
    No, you could say "This person needs an impulse test".

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Can I say "This person needs impulse test" ?
    Try this: 1) He needs to undergo an impulse test.
    2) The results of impulse testing were disappointing.

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, you could say "This person needs an impulse test".
    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    Try this: 1) He needs to undergo an impulse test.
    2) The results of impulse testing were disappointing.
    Why must be preceded impulse test with the quantity?

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Why must be preceded impulse test with the quantity?
    Because test is a count noun. It requires a determiner:


    • an impulse test
    • the impulse test
    • the impulse tests

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    Re: Which phrase below should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Because test is a count noun. It requires a determiner:


    • an impulse test
    • the impulse test
    • the impulse tests
    Then what about "This person needs an impulse testing"?

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