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    If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    Hi,

    If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and they can't be shut down even for one second. What is this particular type of server called in English?
    For example, the servers in banks for checking accounts, in airlines for checking flights. They have to be running all the time.
    Does 'productive' term suit?

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Hi,

    If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and they can't be shut down even for one second, what is would this particular type of server be called in English?
    For example, the servers in banks for checking accounts, in airlines for checking flights (no full stop here) They have to be running all the time.
    Does Is the term 'productive' term suitable?

    Thanks.
    Note my corrections above and that I have changed your thread title.

    I don't know a single word that would cover such a server. I'd have to refer it as something like a "24/7 server" or an "always-on server". They're not very natural though.

    "Productive" definitely doesn't work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note my corrections above and that I have changed your thread title.

    I don't know a single word that would cover such a server. I'd have to refer it as something like a "24/7 server" or an "always-on server". They're not very natural though.

    "Productive" definitely doesn't work.
    Thank you teacher.
    How can I say the following number in English?
    "24/7 server"
    Is "twenty-four seven server" correct?
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 14-May-2017 at 19:20.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    Yes. Whenever you see "24/7" it's "twenty-four seven" (unless it's a maths fraction, in which case it would be "twenty-four sevenths").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    In math (AmE, "maths" in BrE) and engineering, 24/7 is usually read "twenty-four over seven".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    Hi,

    If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and they can't be shut down even for one second, what iswould this particular type of server be called in English?
    For example, the servers in banks for checking accounts, in airlines for checking flights (no full stop here)They have to be running all the time.
    DoesIs the term 'productive' term suitable?

    Thanks.
    Dear teacher, Can I ask why you used 'would' in your correction? I don't understand why we use 'would' here, or sometimes people here use would when they want answer my question. For example, they said:" it would be possible". We don't have conditionals here, but why do we use 'would'?
    I really appreciate it if you give me a reliable source for studying the uses of 'would'.
    Thanks.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Dear teacher, Can I ask why you used 'would' in your correction? I don't understand why we use 'would' here, or sometimes people here use would when they want answer my question. For example, they said:" it would be possible". We don't have conditionals here, but why do we use 'would'?
    I really appreciate it if you give me a reliable source for studying the uses of 'would'.
    Thanks.
    We do have a conditional - you started the sentence with "If".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

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    We do have a conditional - you started the sentence with "If".
    But my sentence is in present tense. I 've learned that if sentence is in present tens we use 'will' and if it is in past tense we use 'would'.

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    Re: If we have some critical servers that have to be running 7 days a week

    If you are really confused with "would", the good news is you can use "will" as well.

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