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    #1

    conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stored

    Hello for the last time tonight.

    Which version of "conditions" is the best?

    1. It is incumbent on a department warehousemen to dry, issue and ensureproper conditions of storing welding materials.
    2. It is incumbent on a department warehousemen to dry, issue and ensure proper conditions for storing welding materials.
    3. It is incumbent on a department warehousemen to dry, issue and ensure proper conditions in which welding materials should be stored.


    I think the 3rd version is the most probable.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stor

    You can't say 'a department warehousemen". Either remove the article or change 'men' to 'man'.


    Aside from that, both the 2nd and 3rd options are fine. I probably prefer #2 simply because it's a bit shorter.

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    #3

    Re: conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stor

    It's very confused. Is he supposed to dry the conditions? Does he issue conditions?

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    #4

    Re: conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stor

    It seems clear to me - he's supposed to dry materials, issue materials, and ensure proper storage conditions of materials.

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    #5

    Re: conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stor

    It's a typo.

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    #6

    Re: conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stor

    I couldn't agree more.

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    Re: conditions of/for storing welding materials/in which ... materials should be stor

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's very confused. Is he supposed to dry the conditions? Does he issue conditions?

    The reader is not expected to sort out the confusion. I would write the sentence this way:
    It is the responsiblity of the department warehouseman to issue welding materials, keep them dry and ensure proper storage conditions for them.


    I am not a teacher.

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