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  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
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    Cool machinery or mnachines?

    Which one do you think is better between the following sentneces?

    If you need more machines or materials, please contact me anytime.
    If you need more machinery or materials, please contact me anytime.

    ( also, I wonder if materials are accpetable expression )

    p.s. What is the exact meaning of without a hitch?
    Can i say like this?

    Your web service is running without a hitch.

  2. BobK's Avatar
    Harmless drudge
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    Re: machinery or mnachines?

    'Materials' is fine.

    In a generic case, 'machinery' would be better. But if you had been taliking about supplies of a specific sort of machine, then say 'machines'.

    'Without a hitch' means smoothly/with no problems (so your 'web service' example is fine).

    Last edited by BobK; 24-Sep-2006 at 13:21. Reason: Added last parenthesis


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