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    #1

    Smile use of "per"

    Hi,from Japan.
    The object has a size of 10 square meters and a weight of 50 kilograms.
    I want to change the sensence using "per".

    "The object has a weight of 1 kilogram per a size of 0.2 square meters."
    Is this sentence is grammatically correct and narural?

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    #2

    Re: use of "per"

    Gramatically correct, but not what I'd naturally say.

    "The object has a weight of 1 kilogram per 0.2 square metres" or

    "The object is 1 kilogram per 0.2 square metres"

    as kilogram & metre already define the values as being weight and size. (A bit like "a male boy" for example)

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    Smile Re: use of "per"

    Hi,

    as an engineer, and being very pedantic, kilogram is a measure of mass, not weight!

    Mike


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    #4

    Re: use of "per"

    I work as a patent enginner so what you said is important for me.
    Thank you!


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    #5

    Re: use of "per"

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes
    (A bit like "a male boy" for example)
    This example is very easy to understand! Thank you

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