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    the continuation of questions about welding 1

    Hello again.

    The general idea is that if a (elding) machine is to be remain idle for a longer period, a wire should be returned to a department warehouse.


    Which of the below-mentioned two variants is the best? (maybe neither).

    1. In case a machine is expected to be put out of operation for a longer period, a wire should be returned to a department warehouse.
    2. In case a machine is planned/scheduled to be withdrawn from operation for a longer period, a wire should be returned to a department warehouse.


    Thank you.

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    Re: the continuation of questions about welding 1

    How about just "if a machine is put out of operation...?"

    Should be "the wire," I think.

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    Re: the continuation of questions about welding 1

    Since welders use a large spool of wire, I'd treat 'wire' in this sentence as a mass/non-count noun, and say either 'the wire', or just 'wire'.

    That being said, I would use the second sentence. 'Out of operation' sounds like they should only store the wire when the welder's broken.

    I'd also suggest replacing 'machine' with either 'welder' or 'welding machine' to clarify.

    A third option would be something like:

    3. When a welding machine remains unused for a long period, wire should be returned to the department warehouse.

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