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    #1

    demostrating breakdowns

    The machine has been demostrating (showing) various breakdowns.

    Is this sentence correct?

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    Re: demostrating breakdowns

    Quote Originally Posted by lazybear View Post
    The machine has been demostrating (showing) various breakdowns.
    Is this sentence correct?
    THANKS!
    I would say, "it is having a bad hair day", "is on the blitz" or "something is playing merry hell with it"
    Yours sounds awkward to me.
    The machine has been demonstrating breakdowns of proteins in the intestines of rats on its screen.

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    Re: demostrating breakdowns

    Quote Originally Posted by lazybear View Post
    The machine has been demostrating (showing) various breakdowns.

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    The machine has been breaking down.
    The machine is having a variety of problems.
    The machine has developed multiple problems.

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    Re: demostrating breakdowns

    Quote Originally Posted by lazybear View Post
    The machine has been demostrating (showing) various breakdowns.

    Is this sentence correct?

    THANKS!
    Did you change your mind about the follow-up question?

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