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    How to express the removal of water from a cover by pumping?

    Hello everybody!

    I think (I may be wrong) that there are at least three ways of expressing the fact that water should be removed from a cover by pumping.


    1. Water is to be pumped(away) from the cover.
    2. Water is to be pumpedoff of the cover.
    3. The cover is to bepumped dry.


    What do you think?

    Thank you.


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    Re: How to express the removal of water from a cover by pumping?

    What do you mean by "cover?"

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    Re: How to express the removal of water from a cover by pumping?

    A hatch cover on board a ship.

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    Re: How to express the removal of water from a cover by pumping?

    Pump any accumulated water from the hatch cover.

    This is the way to write instructions - not "the water is to be pumped."
    Open the door -- not "The door is to be opened."
    Click "OK" -- not "OK is to be clicked."
    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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