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    thereof, its, of...

    「The plate has holes on both ends in a longitudinal direction thereof」
    「The plate has holes on both ends in its longitudinal direction」
    「The plate has holes on both ends in a longitudinal direction of the plate」

    Happly New Year !
    I have in trouble in creating a technical document.
    Are these sentence understandable for native speakers ?
    Which sentence is best?

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    #2

    Re: thereof, its, of...

    Not really- what shape is the plate?


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    #3

    Re: thereof, its, of...

    This is the plate I want to explain in English.
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    #4

    Re: thereof, its, of...

    'The plate has a hole at either end' is what I'd say there.


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    Re: thereof, its, of...

    Thank for reply !
    But, I want to use 'longitudinal' or 'length' to make the sentence crear because the sentence is for a technical document.

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    Re: thereof, its, of...

    It's a longitudinal plate with a hole at either end???

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