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    Inverted order of words

    Please tell me whether or not the last sentence (inverted order of words) is correct:

    Pipe elements, whose nomenclature and quantity are determined according to effective technological and production regulations, shall not be included in the specification. Attributable to these elements are elbows, reducers, tees, cross-pieces, flanges, gaskets, bolts, nuts, washers, etc.

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: Inverted order of words

    Yes, the word order in the last sentence is correct.

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    Re: Inverted order of words

    Those elements are component parts of a piping system. The word 'attributable' is not appropriate. I suggest 'included under these elements are...'.

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    Re: Inverted order of words

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    As far as I am concerned, this grammatical feature is known as "fronting which involves a prepositional phrase". If you wish to know more , here is a detailed description: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...ammar/fronting.

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    Re: Inverted order of words

    Nomenclature is a system of naming things.
    Do you mean 'configuration' in relation to a piping system?
    What do you mean by 'effective technological regulations'?

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    Re: Inverted order of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Larisa_rog View Post
    Please tell me whether or not the last sentence (inverted order of words) is correct:

    Pipe elements, whose nomenclature and quantity are determined according to effective technological and production regulations, shall not be included in the specification. Attributable to these elements are elbows, reducers, tees, cross-pieces, flanges, gaskets, bolts, nuts, washers, etc.

    Thanks in advance
    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Nomenclature is a system of naming things.
    Do you mean 'configuration' in relation to a piping system?
    What do you mean by 'effective technological regulations'?

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    effective technological regulations = Technological codes and standards that are in effect.

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    Re: Inverted order of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Larisa_rog View Post
    effective technological regulations = Technological codes and standards that are in effect.
    Some adjectives may have different meanings depending on their position - attributive or predicative respectively. That is why the phrase "effective regulations" as it is may cause an ambiguity in meaning. Even the context given doesn't do much to help clarify the meaning, as I see it. Maybe I don't see much? But, anyhow, I would suggest using 'current' instead.

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    Re: Inverted order of words

    I agree with Weaver. 'Effective' and 'in effect' mean different things.
    I think you mean 'the relevant technical codes and standards'.
    'Relevant' means that 'which is current and applicable'.

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    Last edited by tedmc; 26-Dec-2014 at 10:13.

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