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    Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    If there is a store that has a number of floors and different goods are sold on each floor, can I say, "This store categorizes commercial products on a floor basis"?

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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    I would just say it's a department store.


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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I would just say it's a department store.

    The usage of "on a ... basis" is still unclear to me.

    If a PC manufacturer provides a manual each for their PCs and each manual is different in content (because the manufacturer prepares manual A for product A, manual B for product B, manual C for product C, etc.), can I say,
    1. The company prepares a PC manual on a product basis.
    2. The company prepares PC manuals on a product basis.
    3. The company prepares a PC manual on each product basis.
    4. The company prepares PC manuals on each product basis.
    5. The company prepares a PC manual according to the product.
    6. The company prepares PC manuals according to the product.

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    Exclamation Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    The usage of "on a ... basis" is still unclear to me.

    If a PC manufacturer provides a manual each for their PCs and each manual is different in content (because the manufacturer prepares manual A for product A, manual B for product B, manual C for product C, etc.), can I say,
    1. The company prepares a PC manual on a product basis.(Use 'the' or 'its' before PC manual, the sentence will be OK)
    2. The company prepares PC manuals on a product basis.
    3. The company prepares a PC manual on each product basis.
    4. The company prepares PC manuals on each product basis.
    5. The company prepares a PC manual according to the product.
    6. The company prepares PC manuals according to the product.
    Basis is a countable noun; meaning: the most important facts, ideas, etc. from which something is developed. So it should be preceded by an article. As:
    I know, the basis of this drink is orange juice.
    Bread forms the basis of their daily diet.
    The server may search the network on a product basis to locate other sites.
    Payment of Interest on Savings Bank Account is made on a quarterly basis.
    He saves money on a regular basis.
    A manual is always developed on a product basis.

    With the determiner 'each' the sentence shoild be changed to:
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    The company prepares PC manuals on the basis of each product .
    Last edited by sarat_106; 23-Jan-2010 at 12:36.

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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Basis is a countable noun; meaning: the most important facts, ideas, etc. from which something is developed. So it should be preceded by an article. As:
    I know, the basis of this drink is orange juice.
    Bread forms the basis of their daily diet.
    The server may search the network on a product basis to locate other sites.
    Payment of Interest on Savings Bank Account is made on a quarterly basis.
    He saves money on a regular basis.
    A manual is always developed on a product basis.

    With the determiner 'each' the sentence shoild be changed to:
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    The company prepares PC manuals on the basis of each product .
    Thank you. May I ask you another question related to the thread?
    Is the following sentence okay?

    "The company prepares PC manuals for their respective products."

    Does this mean that thecompany prepares PC manuals according to the product?

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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Thank you. May I ask you another question related to the thread?
    Is the following sentence okay?

    "The company prepares PC manuals for their respective products."

    Does this mean that thecompany prepares PC manuals according to the product?
    No, "respective" is not good there, "...their range of products" would be correct. If you have two or more companies you could say that these companies "each provide PC manuals for their respective products".

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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post

    "The company prepares PC manuals for their respective products."

    It means that for each PC model they prepare a different manual.
    (Nobody thinks that they prepare a manual per an item, it'd be ridiculous for 'em unless they make special kind of hand-made PCs)

    Let's say, X, Y, Z represent a make (of an X Inc.), a model and a manual respectively.

    X manufactures Y1, Y2 models
    X prepares(or has them prepared and printed) Y1Z and Y2Z .

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    Exclamation Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Thank you. May I ask you another question related to the thread?
    Is the following sentence okay?

    "The company prepares PC manuals for their respective products."

    Does this mean that thecompany prepares PC manuals according to the product?
    As bhaisahab explained the word is unsuitable for the apllication.

    You can say: The company prepares separate PC manuals for their every type of products
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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, "respective" is not good there, "...their range of products" would be correct. If you have two or more companies you could say that these companies "each provide PC manuals for their respective products".
    I mean, if the company prepares manual A for product A, manual B for product B, manual C for product C, etc., how should I say?

    Is it possible to say, "The company provides different manuals for their respective products."?

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    Re: Can I say "on a floor basis"?

    .. separate manuals for the each of their products.

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