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    rama9 is offline Newbie
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    Unhappy Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc.


    The room temperature is automatically controlled to 20℃.

    I have found this type of sentence on the Internet many times, but it seems that most of them are written by non-native English speakers.
    I would like to know this usage of "control" is correct.

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    tedmc is online now VIP Member
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    Re: Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc

    I would say:
    The temperature is set to 20dC(controlled by thermostat).
    The temperature is maintained at 29dC.

    I am not sure about using "controlled to (a temperature)".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc

    Ted, we don't abbreviate degrees Celsius to dC.

    If like me you can't type 20℃, just copy and paste it.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Oct-2017 at 08:58.

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    Re: Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If like me you can't type 20℃, just copy and paste it.
    You can also just write 20 C, provided the context can guide the reader to understanding that C means Celsius.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 20-Oct-2017 at 20:10. Reason: Remove formatting code.
    I am not a teacher.

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