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    three passes

    I want to make/do three passes in this area.

    is this sentence possible, please?
    thanks.

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    Re: three passes

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I want to make/do three passes in this area.

    is this sentence possible, please?
    thanks.
    It might be, it depends on the context.

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    Re: three passes

    hi,
    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.
    thanks.

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    Re: three passes

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    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.
    thanks.
    Yes, it's quite usual in that context.


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    #5

    Re: three passes

    I got it.

    Thanks so much. :)

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    #6

    Re: three passes

    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!

    b

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