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  1. #1

    Hit or touch

    Hi,

    Please see my following sentence! Would you tell me if "touch" or "hit" should be used? Other mistakes should be considered, please!

    "The pile is furnished with a bearing at the end
    which the free-fall hammer directly touches, so-called the first bearing
    (the other bearing if any is so-called the second bearing)"

    Thank you

    Have a nice day

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    #2

    Re: Hit or touch

    I think it's "hit" only because it's a hammer that does the action. The purpose of a hammer is to strike (or hit) things.

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    Re: Hit or touch

    Quote Originally Posted by calinative View Post
    I think it's "hit" only because it's a hammer that does the action. The purpose of a hammer is to strike (or hit) things.
    Hi Teacher calinative,

    Thank you very much


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    Re: Hit or touch

    Quote Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc View Post
    Hi,

    Please see my following sentence! Would you tell me if "touch" or "hit" should be used? Other mistakes should be considered, please!

    "The pile is furnished with a bearing at the end
    which the free-fall hammer directly touches, so-called the first bearing
    (the other bearing if any is so-called the second bearing)"

    Thank you

    Have a nice day
    Why have you used "so-called"? It has the meaning "showing that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct".

  4. #5

    Re: Hit or touch

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Why have you used "so-called"? It has the meaning "showing that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct".
    Hi,

    Thank you very much. Thus, I replace "so-called" by "called"?


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    #6

    Re: Hit or touch

    Better!

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