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    problem with word-combination

    Hello, dear all! I've got a problem with the sentence below. I can't decide whether it is correct or not to say "steam boilers design and operation", not "design and operation of steam boilers". Thanks for any help.

    "Visits to power plants gave me useful practical experience in the field of steam boilers design and operation."

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    Re: problem with word-combination

    Make "boiler" singular and you are fine.
    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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