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    JACEK1 is offline Key Member
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    is instead of in

    Hello everybody!

    Shouldn't the below sentence read as follows:
    "IMPORTANT: Thorough cleaning of spray equipment is necessary if the next paint to be applied IS non-silicone based"?
    IMPORTANT: Thorough cleaning of spray equipment is necessary if the next paint to be applied in non-silicone based.
    What do you think?
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    Re: is instead of in

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: is instead of in

    "IMPORTANT: Thorough cleaning of spray equipment is necessary if the next paint to be applied IS non-silicone based"

    I assume this is your corrected sentence. It is fine.

    I think this was mentioned before by someone but you should make it easier for us to decide what is the original sentence and which might be your correction.

    Change the letter color or use italics for the original sentence and tell us which is which, please.
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    Re: is instead of in

    Shouldn't the below sentence... (Wrong.)
    Shouldn't the sentence below... (Correct.)
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: is instead of in

    Can teacher try to explain to me what is the sentence mean?

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    Re: is instead of in

    Can a teacher try to explain to me what the sentence means?
    This is JACEK1's post.

    It's technical and you don't need to understand it.

    I don't understand it, and I don't need to.

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