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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"?
What is fwd? forward?
Not a teacher.
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....
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
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.
Do you call it the forward end of whatever, not the "front end"?
I thought forward is an adverb, not an adjective.
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 05:53.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.