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    proofreading

    Please, dear teachers, could you proofread these sentences:

    1) How many years it is needed to get the employee ready?
    2) How long does it take to the employee get ready?
    3) How many years does the employee need to get ready?
    4) What pressure does this reactor operate/work at/in/on/<> ?
    5) Does this reactor operate in/on/at what pressure?
    6) What is needed to get this reactor operating/working with no change at all?
    7) What is needed to get this reactor operating/working without any change at all?
    8) Is it possible to get this reaction completed/finished sooner than 11 a.m ?
    9) Will this reaction be completed/finished before/by 11 a.m ?


    Thank you very much

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    Re: proofreading

    1) How many years are needed to get the employee trained/ to train the employee?
    2) How long does it take for the employee to get/be trained?
    3) How many years does the employee need to get/be trained?
    4) What pressure does this reactor operate/work at?
    5) This reactor operates at what pressure?
    6) What is needed to get this reactor operating/working with no change at all?
    7) What is needed to get this reactor operating/working without any change at all?
    8) Is it possible to get this reaction completed/finished sooner than 11 a.m.?
    9) Will this reaction be completed/finished before/by 11 a.m.?

    Note, before and by express different meanings; "before 11" means not at 11; "by 11" means at 11 or before.

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    Re: proofreading

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post

    5) This reactor operates at what pressure?
    Please, teachers

    Couldn't I use "does" in this sentence?

    Does this reactor operate at what pressure?
    Does this reactor work?
    Is this reactor working?
    Does this dog like bones?


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    Re: proofreading

    Does this reactor operate at what pressure?
    What pressure does this reactor operate at?

    Does this reactor work?
    Is this reactor working?
    Does this dog like bones?

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    #5

    Re: proofreading

    Thank you for helping out.
    One more question:

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Note, before and by express different meanings; "before 11" means not at 11; "by 11" means at 11 or before.
    Could 'until', known also as 'til', be synonym with "by" or "before"?

    Get there by 11 a.m
    Get there until 11 a.m
    Get there before 11 a.m
    Until now, nobody has come!
    Until 11 a.m, none of your sons has come!

    Thank you very much.

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    #6

    Re: proofreading

    You're most welcome for the help.

    I won't get there by 11 a.m. <at or a little before>
    I won't get there until 11 a.m. <at 11>
    I won't get there before 11 a.m. <not before 11>

    Until now, nobody has come!
    Until 11 a.m, none of your sons has come!

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