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    Tunnel No. 5

    Please tell me which of the following are right and which are wrong:

    1) Tunnel No.5 has a cross-section of 7 x 9 m.

    2) The Tunnel No.5 has a cross-section of 7 x 9 m.

    3) The Tunnel No.5 is 7 x 9 m in cross-section.

    4) The No.5 Tunnel is 7 x 9 m in cross-section.

    (These are the same questions I posted a few minutes ago, and this time a Title is added.)
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    Re: Tunnel No. 5

    I can see no reason to capitalise 'tunnel'.

    I'd prefer #1 and #4 without any further context.

    Some people would prefer '7m x 9' or '7m x 9m'.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Sep-2012 at 08:10. Reason: Adding 'no'. Thanks, ems.

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    Re: Tunnel No. 5

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Please tell me which of the following are right and which are wrong:

    1) Tunnel No.5 has a cross-section of 7 x 9 m.

    2) The Tunnel No.5 has a cross-section of 7 x 9 m.

    3) The Tunnel No.5 is 7 x 9 m in cross-section.

    4) The No.5 Tunnel is 7 x 9 m in cross-section.

    (These are the same questions I posted a few minutes ago, and this time a Title is added.)
    Thank you
    I think Rover meant to say "I can see no reason to capitalise "tunnel". Nor can I. I also see no reason to use the definite article in #2 and #3.

    Tunnel no 5 has a cross- section of 7m x 9m.

    I can't put my finger on it but they all sound a little unnatural and I think it's the word order. I would have put something like "The cross section of tunnel number 5 measures 7m x 9m".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tunnel No. 5

    Thank you, Rover.

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    #5

    Re: Tunnel No. 5

    Thank you, Emsr

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    Re: Tunnel No. 5

    SongYuxiang, your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in separate posts.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


    Rover

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