# Thread: in the compartment in between which ?

1. ## in the compartment in between which ?

hi, Im translating something about sliding door systems. Could you check my strange structure? is this structure correct at all? if yes, could you give me other similar examples? thank you very much

In-pocket overlapping door
The system is designed to close off two adjacent rooms in the compartment in between which a pocket is situated.

2. ## Re: in the compartment in between which ?

It's hard to work out. What do you mean by the 'pocket'? Have you got a picture or diagram by any chance?

3. ## Re: in the compartment in between which ?

Originally Posted by Tdol
It's hard to work out. What do you mean by the 'pocket'? Have you got a picture or diagram by any chance?
But it is in the nature of the word 'between' that it implies a plural; so, even without a diagram, it is possible to say that 'in the compartment in between which...' doesn't make sense.

b

4. ## Re: in the compartment in between which ?

True enough, but a diagram or something would come in handy here- at least for me as I have no mental picture yet.

5. ## Re: in the compartment in between which ?

Originally Posted by Tdol
True enough, but a diagram or something would come in handy here- at least for me as I have no mental picture yet.
hi, here is the picture, the one to the right, with the opening door, and somehow I can see that my sentence is incorrect as 'in between which' relates to 'the compartment' and not 'the rooms', and I wanted to say that there is a compartment in between the rooms, and the doors slide towards the pocket in the compartment, I just wanted to make a sentence similar to 'the information the managers lack knowledge to process' but it cannot work this way...

or perhaps, if you change the sentence a little bit: The system is designed to close off two adjacent rooms in between which a pocket is situated in the compartment. ---so it's almost the same, but doeasnt make sense in the original form

so it should be The system is designed to close off two adjacent rooms with a compartment in between where a pocket is situated.

thank you

6. ## Re: in the compartment in between which ?

- but with a comma after "between".

b

7. ## Re: in the compartment in between which ?

Originally Posted by BobK

- but with a comma after "between".

b
English punctuation is totally different than in my language, unfortunately ;((

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