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    • Join Date: Mar 2005
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    #1

    Question movable or mobile

    Although it is quite obvious to me, I just want to make sure whether my judgement is correct or not. Which of the following two is correct, when I want to say that a certain frame holding screen is not fixed and thus could be moved?

    1. Is it a movable frame?
    2. Is it a mobile frame?

    Thanks a lot!

    Emily (Beijing)


    • Join Date: Jun 2006
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    #2

    Re: movable or mobile

    Both are correct, depends on how you use them. Mobile can only be used as an abjective, while moveable can be used as an adjective and a noun.

    Mobile (adj) - capable of moving or being moved about readily
    Moveable (adj) - Possible to move
    Moveable (noun) - Something, especially a piece of furniture, that can be moved.


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    #3

    Question Re: movable or mobile

    Thank you, Rich!

    So, if it is a furniture or a big frame holding a whiteboard, we should say it's a movable furniture or a movable frame, right?

    Emily (Beijing)


    • Join Date: Mar 2006
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    #4

    Re: movable or mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by emily wong
    Thank you, Rich!
    So, if it is a furniture or a big frame holding a whiteboard, we should say it's a movable furniture or a movable frame, right?
    Emily (Beijing)
    Yes, except that 'furniture' is plural - hence, 'movable furniture', not 'a movable furniture'.


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    #5

    Question Re: movable or mobile

    My habit is to trace every question to the bottom.

    So, it is correct to say a movable frame (for holding a whiteboard)? Thanks!

    Emily

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