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    in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade scale

    Temperature may be measured in Fahrenheit scale as well as in Centigrade scale.Can we also say 'Temperature may be measured in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade scale'?

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    Re: in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade scale

    If we used the terms Fahrenheit scale and centigrade scale, your second sentence would work. We don't, though. We also don't use "centigrade" any more. Write Temperature can be measured in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. You can leave out "degrees" if you like.

    This is one of the rare cases where we usually put the adjective after the noun it modifies. Some others: pounds Sterling and president elect.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 10-Nov-2016 at 22:35. Reason: To amplify something a little.
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    Re: in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade scale

    I still use "centigrade".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade scale

    Yes, but then you probably still wear a liberty bodice and think in pounds, shillings and pence.



    ps., you may not have heard, but His Majesty King George VI has, sadly, popped his clogs.

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    Re: in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade scale

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    ps., you may not have heard, but His Majesty King George VI has, sadly, popped his clogs.
    What?! Next you'll be telling me I haven't got leprosy or the plague, that I don't have to scrub my smalls on a washboard in a freezing river once a month, and that that big country over the Atlantic has chosen an Oompa-Loompa to be in charge of everything! You, sir, are a liar and a cad!

    Anyway, I digress! Generally, in writing, I just use "C" so it doesn't really matter what I call it, but when I speak I still say "centigrade". I thought it was just personal choice these days - I wasn't aware it had actually been "officially" replaced with "Celsius".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Nov-2016 at 21:57.
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