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    Are both okay here: How much would the eye design padding mold base cost to make? V

    Are both okay here:

    How much would the eye design padding mold base cost to make?

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    How much would the mold base for the eye design padding cost to make?

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    Re: Are both okay here: How much would the eye design padding mold base cost to make

    Both are problematic, and the problems concern two noun phrases.

    The first is "eye design padding". What is that? I cannot produce a plausible guess.

    The second is "mold base". I know what a mould or mold is, and what a base is. But what is a mold base?

    Nevertheless, assuming both of the foregoing questions have good answers, both of your versions are equally correct.

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    Re: Are both okay here: How much would the eye design padding mold base cost to make

    Eye design padding is a padding shaped like an eye.

    Mold base is basically a mold but it's just like saying it's a base for the mold itself.

    What do you mean by: assuming both of the foregoing questions have good answers

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    Re: Are both okay here: How much would the eye design padding mold base cost to make

    An eye padding is a simply a pad made of cotton and cloth to cover the eye. You do not need a mould to make that surely, a template probably.

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    Re: Are both okay here: How much would the eye design padding mold base cost to make

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post

    What do you mean by: assuming both of the foregoing questions have good answers
    I meant that if at least some people understand the two noun phrases (I do not), both of your alternatives are equally correct. Your grammar and usage are perfect in both cases. But neither good grammar nor good usage is worth much if meaning is absent.
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