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  1. Yourjones
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    What is this called in English?

    Hi this is a language question. Could anyone just help explain what is the (the shape of the) device by turning which you adjust the volume of your music? Is it a knob, or wheel or what? And on it, what make it easy for you to turn it with your finger because of increased friction? Teeth? Ridges or what?

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    Re: What is this called in English?

    Welcome to the forums, yourjones.

    It's called a knob, and ridges is fine for what you are describing.

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    Re: What is this called in English?

    Thanks a lot for your help. Much appreciated!

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    Re: What is this called in English?

    Hi yourjones, and welcome.

    We do appreciate that you want to say "thanks" but a better way is to click the "like' link at the bottom of the helpful post.

    The reason is that we see a new post in the thread and think "Oh, a follow-up question!" and go to see what's up. A "like" tells us you got the answer you needed without a new post.

    Thanks!
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    Re: What is this called in English?

    Hi Rover, just knew how to upload photos. Will you double check if the photo is what I was describing and if it should be called knob? Thanks a lot!
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    Re: What is this called in English?

    Yes. You could also call it the 'volume control'.
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    Re: What is this called in English?

    I'd call that a dial, not a knob. But they are still ridges.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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