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    which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Hello all users!

    The below-mentioned text applies to work to be done on a main engine.

    I would like to express the fact that performing diagnostic tests of the engine and measuring vibrations of lines are tasks that shoud be assigned to an outside company.

    During the delivery-acceptance tests at sea, please arrange for institutions from outside the shipyard to perform diagnostic tests of the engine and measure vibrations of lines.

    During the delivery-acceptance tests at sea, please outsource the tasks of performing diagnostic tests of the engine and measuring vibrations of lines to another institution.

    During the delivery-acceptance tests at sea, please entrust another institution with the tasks of performing diagnostic tests of the engine and measuring vibrations of lines.

    Do you think the above-mentioned bolded fragments convey the idea?

    Thank you.

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    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello all! users!

    The below-mentioned text below applies to work to be done on a main engine.

    I would like to express the fact say that performing diagnostic tests of on the engine and measuring the vibrations of the lines are tasks that should be assigned to an outside external company.

    During For the delivery-acceptance tests at sea, please arrange for institutions from outside the shipyard a third-party inspection company to perform the diagnostic tests of on the engine and measure the vibrations of the lines.

    During For the delivery-acceptance tests at sea, please outsource the tasks of performing the diagnostic tests of on the engine and measuring the vibrations of the lines to an external company/agency. another institution.
    The last one doesn't work.

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    #3

    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Since you have corrected my text, should I always write (and say) tests on something instead of tests of something when a machine is to be tested?

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    #4

    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Write tests on something when "something" is an object. Write tests of something​ when "something" is a process.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Could you provide some exemplary sentences containing 'tests on something' and 'tests of something'?

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    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Later, we will conduct some tests on your use of phrasal verbs.
    The tests of the fire alarms and evacuation procedures have been completed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    The main question here has been ignored. The appropriateness of your language depends on your relationship with the people to whom you are writing. Are you selling them something? Unlikely, I think, based on your history of posts. Are you buying something from them? Or are you some sort of outside consultant/expert?

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    #8

    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    I am very sorry to reply so late. A work mate asked me to translate the target sentence from Polish into English for him.

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    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Maybe you could ask your workmate to join the forum himself.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: which of the following phrases is acceptable

    Specification writing needs to be more affirmative- you are not asking a favor, you are telling someone what needs to be done. Please and thank you come after the required work is complete!

    Simply using the word lines by itself is too vague, especially when talking about a ship.

    It's also too inclusive. Your wording requires that every pipe, tube, and hose in the entire ship must be monitored. Perhaps that is the case, but I doubt it. Be more specific if only certain pipes need to be monitored (fuel injection lines, for instance) or (slightly less specific) high-pressure lines, which would include fuel delivery lines and hydraulic lines. Return lines, coolant lines, or other, flexible tubes and hoses probably are not subject to failure from vibration and may not need to be monitored.

    I'd go for something like: During delivery-acceptance trials at sea, testing of engine performance and monitoring vibration in rigid, high-pressure fuel and hydraulic pipes are to be carried out by third-party, independent contractor(s).

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