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    She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year

    Hello.

    She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year.

    I meant to say that "She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year" was equal to "She is another ferry that/which is undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year".

    What do you think of it?

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    (There is nothing I can do about the siize of the print).
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    Re: She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year

    Even if the repairs are going on right now, I would say "... the second ship to undergo repairs ...".

    I have sorted out the font size for you. You can always change it by highlighting all the text and then clicking on the "Remove Formatting" button in the toolbar. It looks like two capital As with a red X and it's the second button on the top row.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year

    Why do you use the word "another"? I think "another" is "one of many" and not necessarily "the second".

    I would prefer a factual statement like: XXX (name of ship) is undergoing repair at shipyard YYY.
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    Re: She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year

    Apologies Jacek. When I typed my first response, I didn't have your original on screen and I was sure you had written "the second ship undergoing repairs", so that's what I used in my post.

    However, "another" doesn't work in your context. You could say:

    She is the most recent ship to undergo repairs at XXX this year.
    She is one of the many ships to undergo repairs at XXX this year.
    She is the fourth/fifth/sixth etc ship to undergo repairs at XXX this year.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She is another ferry to be undergoing repairs at shipyard "X" this year

    I'm no sailor, but it feels to me as if only crew would refer to a ship as "she". To others- especially if reporting news or technical data- it (or the name of the ship) should be more appropriate?

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