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    Adjective-strong

    Hi,

    Can somebody tell me that the word 'strong' used in these sentences are correct?

    1. Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for Strong Fan.

    Should the word strong be replaced with powerful?

    2. He speak English with a strong Italian accent.
    What about ' ...a heavy/ thick Italian accent'?

    Thanks
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    Re: Adjective-strong

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi,

    Can somebody tell me whether the word 'strong' used in these sentences is correct?

    1. Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for
    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    a strong fan.

    Should the word strong be replaced with powerful? Both are fine.


    2. He speaks English with a strong Italian accent. That's fine.

    What about ' ...a heavy/ thick Italian accent'? Those are fine, too. Powerful would be wrong.

    Thanks.

    You're welcome!

    The words "Strong Fan" should only be capitalized if they're a brand name, because brand names are proper nouns:

    - I didn't like my LG fan or my General Electric fan, but I'm very happy with my Strong Fan fan.


    We don't capitalize ordinary nouns and adjectives. We only capitalize proper nouns, first words of sentences, and the pronoun I.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 22-Oct-2017 at 15:42.
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    Re: Adjective-strong

    Hi again,

    So, we can say the fan is strong, meaning the fan creates a powerful jet of air. Just want to be sure.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Adjective-strong

    I think a strong fan is one that produces strong airflow.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Adjective-strong

    I'd call that a powerful fan.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adjective-strong

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi again,

    So, we can say the fan is strong, meaning the fan creates a powerful jet of air.
    It isn't natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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