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    Proper usage of English

    "request for re-examination of machine" or "request for machine's re-examination"

    Which one of the above more proper?

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    Re: Proper usage of English

    Request for re-examination of a machine is correct.


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    Re: Proper usage of English

    "request for re-examination of machine"

    It depends on the context of the paragraph:

    "...and has not functioned since installation. We therefore request that a re-examination of the machine be conducted."

    "Any request for the re-examination of a machine should be forwarded..."

    "Any request for a re-examination of the machine will not be covered under the original guarantee."

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