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    Meaning problem

    I have found a heading in a book which was-
    Preventing rust

    what does it mean ?



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    Re: Meaning problem

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    I have found a heading in a book which was-
    Preventing rust

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    hat does it mean?

    Rust is the brown colouring on metal when the metal gets old or corroded. Did you Google "rust"? If you prevent something, you stop it happening. So I imagine that the chapter in the book was explaining how you can stop metal becoming rusty.

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    Re: Meaning problem

    Dear sir
    I know what is rust. I want to ask here what "preventing rust" exactly mean. Does It mean
    1- To prevent rust
    2-What to do for preventing rust
    3-Prevention of rust
    4-Rust which prevents
    I think you must have got what I want to ask.

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    Re: Meaning problem

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Dear sir
    I know what is rust. I want to ask here what "preventing rust" exactly mean. Does It mean
    1- To prevent rust
    2-What to do for preventing rust
    3-Prevention of rust
    4-Rust which prevents
    I think you must have got what I want to ask.
    Did you read post #2?

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    Re: Meaning problem

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Dear sir
    I know what is rust. I want to ask here what "preventing rust" exactly mean. Does It mean
    1- To prevent rust
    2-What to do for preventing rust
    3-Prevention of rust
    4-Rust which prevents
    I think you must have got what I want to ask.
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    You didn't provide any context. Without context, it's just a random heading in an unknown book. It could mean any of these ones you've listed (although 4, which is clever, is very unlikely).

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    Re: Meaning problem

    I actually don't see any difference in meaning between 1, 2, and 3.
    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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    #7

    Re: Meaning problem

    Thank you. I understood.

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