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    professional grade equipment

    1)"There are a few stores in our town that sell professional grade equipment."

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    2)"We have a few stores in our town that sell professional grade equipment."

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    3)"In our town "we have vs there are" a few stores that sell professional grade equipment."
    Is it OK with "professional grade equipment"? Which one is more natural to your ear?

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    Re: professional grade equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"There are a few stores in our town that sell professional grade equipment."

    OR

    2)"We have a few stores in our town that sell professional grade equipment."

    OR

    3)"In our town "we have vs there are" a few stores that sell professional grade equipment."
    Is it OK with "professional grade equipment"? Which one is more natural to your ear?
    What do you think?

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    Re: professional grade equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"There are a few stores in our town that sell professional grade equipment."

    OR

    2)"We have a few stores in our town that sell professional grade equipment."

    OR

    3)"In our town "we have vs there are" a few stores that sell professional grade equipment."
    Is it OK with "professional grade equipment"? Which one is more natural to your ear?
    They are both OK, equally natural.

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    Re: professional grade equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are both OK, equally natural.
    I could say as well "amateur grade equipment"?

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    #5

    Re: professional grade equipment

    In most contexts, I would not say it because it might sund substard- you'd probably be better off using a word like regular.

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    Re: professional grade equipment

    I would suggest professional-grade, with the hyphen, before the noun.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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