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    These facilities are inherently dual use

    I understand "These facilities are inherently dual use" as "the use of these facilities is inherently dual." Am I correct?

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    But Ebright is not convinced of the need for more than one BSL-4 lab in mainland China. He suspects that the expansion there is a reaction to the networks in the United States and Europe, which he says are also unwarranted. He adds that governments will assume that such excess capacity is for the potential development of bioweapons.
    These facilities are inherently dual use,” he says. The prospect of ramping up opportunities to inject monkeys with pathogens also worries, rather than excites, him: “They can run, they can scratch, they can bite.”
    Trevan says China’s investment in a BSL-4 lab may, above all, be a way to prove to the world that the nation is competitive. “It is a big status symbol in biology,” he says, “whether it’s a need or not.”

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    Re: These facilities are inherently dual use

    Last edited by Piscean; 06-Jun-2020 at 13:44. Reason: typo
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    Re: These facilities are inherently dual use

    Ebright believes that the facilities have two purposes. So they are dual-use facilities — and dual-use should be hyphenated.
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    Re: These facilities are inherently dual use

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    So they are dual-use facilities — and dual-use should be hyphenated
    to make it an adjective.

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    Re: These facilities are inherently dual use

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    to make it an adjective.
    Yup! You got it!
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