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    Damn! Word order again!

    Hello. In my work place we use three letters abbreviations for the First and Last name of the persons.

    So I was wonderind which of the two sentences is correct

    "If your name abbreviation is not in the list..."
    "If your abbreviation name is not in the list..."


    Probably the first is the correct as the second must be like
    abbreviational name (which is not the best sentence ever)

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    Re: Damn! Word order again!

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello. In my work place we use three letters abbreviations for the First and Last name of the persons.

    So I was wonderind which of the two sentences is correct

    "If your name abbreviation is not in the list..."
    "If your abbreviation name is not in the list..."


    Probably the first is the correct as the second must be like
    abbreviational name (which is not the best sentence ever)
    Of the two, the first is correct.

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    Re: Damn! Word order again!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Of the two, the first is correct.
    Sorry, is it "on the list" or "in the list"?

    Thank you

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    Re: Damn! Word order again!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Sorry, is it "on the list" or "in the list"?

    Thank you
    Sorry, I missed that, it should be "on".


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    Re: Damn! Word order again!

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello. In my work place we use three letters abbreviations for the First and Last name of the persons.

    So I was wonderind which of the two sentences is correct

    "If your name abbreviation is not in the list..."
    "If your abbreviation name is not in the list..."


    Probably the first is the correct as the second must be like
    abbreviational name (which is not the best sentence ever)
    I think the first is more correct, although still sounds a bit off to my ears. Perhaps "If the abbreviation of your name is not on the list..." would work.

    You could use the second one if you changed "abbreviation" to "abbreviated."

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