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    To account for the movement of free liquid surfaces - the whole sentence

    Hello everybody!

    Where an initial list is present, it should be ensured that the first weight shift takes the ship through the upright position, otherwise any correction made to account for the movement of free liquid surfaces may produce an inaccurate result.

    This fragment is taken from instructions on how to perform inclining tests of ships.

    Note!: One should avoid free surfaces in tanks. It may help you help me.

    The way I understand the sentence in question is as follows:

    Where an initial list is present, it should be ensured that the first weight shift takes place when the ship is in the upright position, otherwise any correction made to eliminate the movement of free liquid surfaces may produce an inaccurate result.

    Thank you.

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    Re: To account for the movement of free liquid surfaces - the whole sentence

    As I understand it, carrying out inclining tests on ships involves shifting a series of weights on the ship, and measuring the changed angle of list which results. What this sentence is saying is that, where the ship is initially listing to one side, it is important that the first adjustment of weights is enough to make the ship list in the opposite direction; otherwise any correction made to account for....etc etc
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: To account for the movement of free liquid surfaces - the whole sentence

    Still, I would like someone to confirm or deny that "to account for" in the sentence under discussion means "to eliminate/remove".

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    Re: To account for the movement of free liquid surfaces - the whole sentence

    I think so.

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