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    You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    I told a friend this:

    You'd better put on your mask when you're in a mall or a lift because the air condition is in circulation. If someone is infected with the virus, the small particles of virus will be circulated to your breathing track.

    I'm not a scientist but saying this is very common here in my country. I read someone about aerosol transmission and many scientists say it's very true that it exists.

    Please correct my italic sentences.

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    Re: You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    1- Learn the difference between "track" and "tract".
    2- Learn the difference between "had better" and "should".
    3- Use "air conditioning".
    4- Simplify and shorten your sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I'm not a scientist but saying this is very common here in my country.
    There is a lot of false information about that. Not all air conditioning systems are without filters, and I suspect there are no definitive studies proving that significant transmission occurs as a result of air conditioners circulating the air.

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    Re: You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    1- Learn the difference between "track" and "tract".
    That was a typo.

    2- Learn the difference between "had better" and "should".

    "Had better" is a suggestion while "should" is an order. That's why I use "had better".

    3- Use "air conditioning".
    4- Simplify and shorten your sentence.

    Done. Please help again.


    There is a lot of false information about that. Not all air conditioning systems are without filters, and I suspect there are no definitive studies proving that significant transmission occurs as a result of air conditioners circulating the air.
    You should put on your mask when in a mall or a lift.
    How about this italic one?

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    Re: You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    ... when you're in a lift or some confined area.

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    Re: You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I said to a friend:

    "You should put on your mask when you're in a mall or a lift because the air conditioning is on. If someone has the virus, the droplets will circulate."

    Put verbatim quotes in quotation marks.


    I'm not a scientist, but saying this is very common here in my country. I read somewhere about aerosol transmission, and most scientists say it it exists.

    Please correct my italicized sentences.
    Hi, Silver!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    The virus is airborne, so an enclosed, air-conditioned environment has a higher risk of transmission of the coronasvirus than say, an open space, as the virus is likely to linger in the air (aerosol transmission). It depends on how efficient the ventilation system is (air change) in extracting stale air from an enclosed space of course. Higher grade air filters are required to filter out the virus, which the normal air-conditioning system cannot.

    Putting on a face mask in public spaces is a standard requirement these days in reducing the risk and is recommended by the WHO, a measure which they did not consider necessary in the early days of the pandemic.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: You'd better put on your mask....(40 words)

    Charlie, I note that you struck through "the" before "air conditioning" in the quote box in post #5. In BrE, that would be incorrect. It is always called "the air conditioning" or "the AC".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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