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Are these correct? What do these mean?

1. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at speeds of 50 to 100 times faster than a standard phone modem.
2. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at speed 50 to 100 times faster than a standard phone modem.

3. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed 50 times faster then a standard phone modem.
4. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed of 50 times faster then a modem.

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5. Voice Over IP is revolutionizing connectivity by allowing PC users to conduct voice transfers.

6. Voice Over IP is the revolutionizing connectivity by allowing PC users to conduct voice transfers.
7. Voice Over IP is revolutionizing the connectivity by allowing PC users to conduct voice transfers.

What does #6 and #7 mean?
 

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Can someone help me with the post above please?

Are these correct? What do they mean?
1. On Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
2. On the Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
3. On the 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
4. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
 

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1&3 are correct. Some would use 4, but 2 is wrong to me.;-)
 

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jack said:
Can someone help me with the post above please?

Are these correct? What do they mean?
1. On Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
2. On the Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
3. On the 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
4. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.

1. is OK;
Delete 'the' in 2.;
3. is OK;
Add 'the' to 25th.
 

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1. is OK;
2. is Not OK;
3. is OK;
4. is Not OK;
5. is OK;
6. is Not OK;
7. is OK.

The difference between 6 and 7 has to do with specificity. 'the' expresses a specific or known 'connectivity'.
 

jack

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1. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed of 50 times faster then a modem.
Why is this not right with 'of'? It sounds wrong to me without it though?

2. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff. (Why does this sound right without 'the'?)
 

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jack said:
1. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed of 50 times faster then a modem.
Why is this not right with 'of'? It sounds wrong to me without it though?

2. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff. (Why does this sound right without 'the'?)

Check the answers again, please. 1. is OK.

I don't know why 2. sounds OK to you; it certainly doesn't sound OK to me. :wink:
 

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1. The cost of repair exceeds the replacement value. (This is correct? How come it doesn't need a determiner?)
2. The cost of a repair exceeds the replacement value.
3. The cost of the repair exceeds the replacement value.
4. The cost of repairs exceed the replacement value.
 

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jack said:
Are these correct? What do they mean?
1. The cost of repair exceeds the replacement value. (This is correct? How come it doesn't need a determiner?)
2. The cost of a repair exceeds the replacement value.
3. The cost of the repair exceeds the replacement value.
4. The cost of repairs exceed the replacement value.

The cost of repair (general) Note, in need of repair
The cost of a repair (one repair, non-specific repair)
The cost of the repair (one repair, specific repair)
The cost of the repairs (more than one repair, specific repair)
 

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jack said:
Can someone help me with the post above please? Thanks.

It's not that we don't want to help you out. We do. :D It's just that you've posted way too many questions. :( You'll have to be patient. :oops:
 

jack

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It's not that we don't want to help you out. We do. It's just that you've posted way too many questions. You'll have to be patient.

Thank you very much. Sorry for so many posts I've been reading a lot so I can get my English language right and I don't get some of the stuff. I'll be more patient.
 

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jack said:
It's not that we don't want to help you out. We do. It's just that you've posted way too many questions. You'll have to be patient.

Thank you very much. Sorry for so many posts I've been reading a lot so I can get my English language right and I don't get some of the stuff. I'll be more patient.

Thank you. That would be very helpful. :D
 

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Are these correct? What do these mean?
1. This is five times the speed of 16bit cards. (What does this mean? Do I have to use 'the'?)
2. This is five times a speed of 16bit cards. (This sounds incorrect? Why?)
3. This is five times speed of 16bit cards. (If this is wrong, how can I repair it?)
 

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jack said:
Are these correct? What do these mean?
1. This is five times the speed of 16bit cards. (What does this mean? Do I have to use 'the'?)
2. This is five times a speed of 16bit cards. (This sounds incorrect? Why?)
3. This is five times speed of 16bit cards. (If this is wrong, how can I repair it?)
'the speed' is specific. It refers to '16 bit'.

2. and 3. are incorrect.
 
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