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    Question Does this sentence make sense?

    Hi,

    I translate a Japanese sentence to English one.
    However I'm not sure that makes sense or not.
    Please tell me what you think of this and better expression.

    "Your noise canceling ON/OFF is synched with your call partner's phone."(This is a part of a phone description.)

    I'd like to say like below
    "If you turn on/off the noise canceling function, the switch is synched with your call partner's phone."
    but I also have to make the sentence as short as possible.

    Thank you in advance!!

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Do you mean the mute function?

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Thank you, Matthew Wai!

    No, the noise canceling means the function to reduce only unwanted sound.

    I'm not sure the expression "synched with your call partner's phone" can make sense to everyone.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    I can make sense of it, but "synched with your call partner's phone's" may be better.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Thank you again, Matthew!

    Yeah, "phone's" sounds better!

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    I'm sorry, Jasmine, but unlike Matthew I have no idea what the sentence means. Who is my "call partner"? His phone's what? How does a feature on my phone change something on his phone?
    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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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Who is my "call partner"?
    The person whom you are talking to.

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    His phone's what?
    His phone's noise cancelling ON/OFF switch.

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    How does a feature on my phone change something on his phone?
    High technology which is beyond you and me.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Thank you, Barb_D and Matthew Wai!!

    Matthew's answer is just what I mean!!

    The noise-canceling switch can be transmitted(?) to the other, I heard. But I don't know how!

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    I will pretend the technology is correct.
    Activating or deactivating the noise canceling feature for your phone will have the same effect on the phone of the other party on the call.

    "Call partner" is not a phrase we use.
    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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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    (Generally, jasmin39, say what does what, and specify any results if necessary.)

    Something to check with your technical people: does your setting (of the noise-cancelling feature) override your partner's setting. (Barb: We Nets and comms people use it all the time - unfortunately )

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