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    'proven ID numbers' is idiomatic?

    Chinese English media says:

    An Internet booking system for train tickets will be introduced for the high-speed Shanghai-Beijing route when it opens in June. Meanwhile a real-name ticket purchasing system, which requires proven ID numbers will be expanded to all bullet train services.

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    I want to know if the term 'proven ID numbers ' is idiomatic English. Thank you very much.

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    Re: 'proven ID numbers' is idiomatic?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    Chinese English media says:

    An Internet booking system for train tickets will be introduced for the high-speed Shanghai-Beijing route when it opens in June. Meanwhile a real-name ticket purchasing system, which requires proven ID numbers will be expanded to all bullet train services.

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    I want to know if the term 'proven ID numbers ' is idiomatic English. Thank you very much.
    No. You could say that the system requires "proof of identity."

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    Re: 'proven ID numbers' is idiomatic?

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    No. You could say that the system requires "proof of identity."
    Thank you. I consulted my teacher, who suggested the term 'verifiable IDs' in place of 'proven ID numbers '. Does it work better?

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    Re: 'proven ID numbers' is idiomatic?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post


    Thank you. I consulted my teacher, who suggested the term 'verifiable IDs' in place of 'proven ID numbers '. Does it work better?
    Yes, this is fine.

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