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I want to make/do three passes in this area.
is this sentence possible, please?
it's about somebody searching an area of the sea, looking for something under the water.
he is in a boat that combs the bottom of the sea with a sonar. then he says to the captain: "I want to make 3 passes in this area".
I wonder if I it heard correctly and if it's a formal way to speak, please.
I got it.
Thanks so much. :)
You could also use 'sweeps' (noun) in this context A "sweep" sounds to me like part of a search specifically, whereas a pass could involve any sort of processing: "During my study, I will make three passes over the data".
Be careful with 'three passes over"; it can also refer to the movements a magician makes!