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    cleaning rags/material

    Is there any sense difference between tese phrases: "cleaning rags" & "cleaning material"?
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    When the working shift is over itís necessary to clean the rooms and repair pits from the oiled cleaning rags/material; then the cleaning material is to be put into a fire-resisting container with a tight lid in a specially designated area.

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    If you are only using rags, then the 'cleaning material' is the rags. Otherwise, the 'cleaning material' is the rags and whatever else you are using - brushes, scrapers, solutions and solvents.
    I don't understand the part of the sentence that goes "repair pits from the rags/material".

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If you are only using rags, then the 'cleaning material' is the rags. Otherwise, the 'cleaning material' is the rags and whatever else you are using - brushes, scrapers, solutions and solvents.
    I don't understand the part of the sentence that goes "repair pits from the rags/material".
    Thanks.
    "to clean repair pits from the cleaning material". In this case "repair" is not a verb. The synonym, and probably the better variant, is "floor pit".

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    Quote Originally Posted by tory View Post
    Thanks.
    "to clean repair pits from the cleaning material". In this case "repair" is not a verb. The synonym, and probably the better variant, is "floor pit".
    That doesn't help I'm afraid. I have no idea what a "floor pit" is.

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That doesn't help I'm afraid. I have no idea what a "floor pit" is.
    A pit or recess below a floor line provided to facilitate the reaching of parts beneath a machine
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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    I knew what a floor pit is but I still can't make "repair pits from the oiled cleaning rags/material" make sense. Do you perhaps mean "... remove oily cleaning rags from the pit"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    Do you perhaps mean "... remove oily cleaning rags from the pit"?
    Absolutely right.
    When the working shift is over it’s necessary to remove the oiled cleaning materials and different liquids from the rooms and repair pits.
    Can you explain, please, what was wrong? Maybe I should replace preposition "from" by "of"?
    Last edited by tory; 06-Jul-2014 at 14:35.

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    You need to use "oily" rather than "oiled". "Oily" suggests that they have been made dirty because they've been used to wipe oil from hands etc. "Oiled" is the word we use when we have put oil on something on purpose, perhaps in order to use oil as a beneficial treatment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    How about:

    When the working shift is over it’s necessary to clear the rooms and repair pits of oily cleaning rags/material

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    Re: cleaning rags/material

    At the end of each shift, all oily rags and materials must be removed from the rooms and the repair pits. The materials must then be placed into a fire-resistant container with a tight-fitting lid and put in a/the specially designated area.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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