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    Post Sold As ... Per Box

    The context is a sales ad:

    (--- amazon.com/Plastic-Prince-Contractor-32-Inch-48-Inch/dp/B0058J2XEY)
    "Plastic Prince - Heavy Duty 42 Gallon Contractor Bags - 3 Mil - 32-Inch by 48-Inch - Sold As 20 Bags Per Box."

    Is "sold as 20 bags per box" okay English? Should it have been "sold as boxes of 20 bags" or "sold as 20-bag boxes"?

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    Re: Sold As ... Per Box

    Quote Originally Posted by otherness View Post
    The context is a sales ad:

    (--- amazon.com/Plastic-Prince-Contractor-32-Inch-48-Inch/dp/B0058J2XEY)
    "Plastic Prince - Heavy Duty 42 Gallon Contractor Bags - 3 Mil - 32-Inch by 48-Inch - Sold As 20 Bags Per Box."

    Is "sold as 20 bags per box" okay English? Should it have been "sold as boxes of 20 bags" or "sold as 20-bag boxes"?
    It's OK.

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    Re: Sold As ... Per Box

    So, this would be okay too:

    "The coffee is sold as four bottles per box"
    "The jam is sold as six jars per box"

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    Re: Sold As ... Per Box

    Yes.

    As long as it's clear what the buyer is going to receive, we don't worry too much about grammar when advertising on websites.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sold As ... Per Box

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes.
    As long as it's clear what the buyer is going to receive, we don't worry too much about grammar when advertising on websites.
    But in academic writing, these are then not acceptable?

    "The coffee is sold as four bottles per box"
    "The jam is sold as six jars per box"

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    Re: Sold As ... Per Box

    Thread closed, clone of banned user.

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