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    #1

    How to say it in English?

    Hello all forum members!

    Suppose we have a scope of motors. The scope ranges from good values to unacceptable ones.

    May I say the thought as follows?:

    The motors are classified as belonging to the scope ranging from good values to unacceptable ones.

    or

    The motors are classified according to the scope ranging from good values to unacceptable ones.

    What do you think of my proposal?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: How to say it in English?

    The phrase "a scope of motors" is meaningless.

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    #3

    Re: How to say it in English?

    What definition of "scope" are you trying to use here?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: How to say it in English?

    The motors are classified on a scale from "good value" to "unacceptable."
    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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    #5

    Re: How to say it in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello all forum members!

    Suppose we have a range of motors. They range from good to unacceptable.

    May I say:

    The motors are classified as belonging to the scope ranging from good values to unacceptable ones. No. Scope does not apply here.

    The motors are classified according to quality, ranging from good to unacceptable.

    :)
    Last edited by probus; 15-Apr-2014 at 04:56.

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    #6

    Re: How to say it in English?

    You won't make a very good salesman if you describe your own products as being unacceptable.

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    #7

    Re: How to say it in English?

    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    It's a bit of a guessing game, but I'll have a go.

    By motors do you mean induction/combustion motors? By scope do you mean load range?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Apr-2014 at 22:04. Reason: correcting "a bit of a disaster"

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    #8

    Re: How to say it in English?

    Jaskin, in addition to saying that you're not a teacher, when you're trying to help another learner, please try to use correct capitalisation and punctuation. It's clear that you can do so because your first sentence is fine. After that, it's a bit of a disaster. Please click "Edit Post" and correct it.
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    #9

    Re: How to say it in English?

    This is great:
    Last edited by Jaskin; Today at 16:05. Reason: correcting "a bit of a disaster"
    Thanks for being so responsive!
    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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    #10

    Re: How to say it in English?

    Apologies - I've just accidentally edited out the fact that it was actually edited by Jaskin! I mean to quote "cheers" and point out that even that short sentence needed to be capitalised and punctuated. Unfortunately, I actually edited the post itself so it now looks as if I edited it to correct the "bit of a disaster"!

    As Barb said, thanks Jaskin for editing so promptly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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