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    #1

    Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    Hello all users!

    Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, this was not so good for welding.

    I just want to make sure that my understanding is right.

    Does "Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, this was not so good for welding" mean the same as "When we used these wedges last time to lift the fwd end up, this was not so good for welding" and "When we last used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, this was not so good for welding"?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    What is fwd? forward?

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    #4

    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    Four-wheel drive?

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    It this context, "fwd" is an abbreviated form of forward.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #6

    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Four-wheel drive?

    Not a teacher.
    That's usually abbreviated to 4WD.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    In automotive journals the convention is "fwd" for front wheel drive, and "4wd" for four wheel drive. But as Grumpy said, in this context "fwd" is an abbreviation of forward.

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    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    Do you call it the forward end of whatever, not the "front end"?
    I thought forward is an adverb, not an adjective.

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    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    It is jargon pertaining to ships and shipping

    Ordinarily front and back would be right, but given that ships are concerned, forward and aft are used instead. In the same vein left and right are replaced by port and starboard in maritime usage.
    Last edited by probus; 06-Feb-2015 at 06:53.

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    Re: Last time we used these wedges to lift the fwd end up, ......

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Ordinarily front and back would be right, but given that ships are concerned, forward and aft are used instead.
    Sorry, I got lost here. In maritime terms, isn't "forward" called "prow", as opposed to "aft"? (my highlights)
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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