narrow-short/large-long

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Buno

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Hi Everyone

I am having trouble with this:

I need to write that the chart showed different blade widths length which I categorized as follows:
"short width or narrow"
"Long width or large" ???

Originally i wrote narrow and large, but in some articles I found short and long...it confused me a lot..

Could you help me understand the difference between the two (I think that the misunderstanding may come from the fact that in my language we do not consider the width in terms of length).


Thank you in advance for your halp

Buno :shock:
 

Raymott

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Hi Everyone

I am having trouble with this:

I need to write that the chart showed different blade widths [STRIKE]length[/STRIKE] which I categorized as follows:
You need to regard 'width' and 'length' as being different measures.
We don't say, "What's the length of the blade width?"

"short width or narrow" No, 'short' is used with length, not width.
"Long width or large" ??? No, 'long' is used with length.

Originally i wrote narrow and large, but in some articles I found short and long...it confused me a lot..

Could you help me understand the difference between the two (I think that the misunderstanding may come from the fact that in my language we do not consider the width in terms of length).
Nor do we in English.

Thank you in advance for your halp

Buno :shock:
Length: Short ... medium ... long.
Width: Narrow ... medium ... wide.

Do not use terms like 'narrow length' or 'short width'. Keep these terms separate.
 
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