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    5mm plate and the advrb of the word of "Meaning"

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by yokone, Dec 22, 2010.

    Hi everybody!

    I have a problem with repetition of "with" in my study paper.

    I have a word cluster like

    the specimen with the plates with 5mm thickness..

    (There is a specimen and there are plates on it, and their thickness is 5 mm -> I tried to concise this sentence)

    Can I say only "the specimen with 5mm plate"?

    Is it grammatically correct? and does it give the same meaning?

    2) AND I have one question more about the word of meaning.

    While I was writing the question I wanted to say "Is it grammatically and "MEANINGLY" correct?

    Since I ve never heard a word of meaningly, I looked up the dictionary and I couldnt find the adverb of "Meaning"? Is there any word you know has the same meaning of adverb version of Meaning? I hope I could explain the problem. English is my second lang. That's why I generally have this kind of problems. Anyway, thank you for your answers and concern.
     
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    "...the specimen with the plates with 5mm thickness..."

    becomes

    "...the specimen with plates of 5mm thickness..."

    At least that's my vote.

    "..."the specimen with 5mm plate"..."

    Also fine by my reading.

    -Frank

    ps: The adverb you may be looking for could be "meaningfulness", by the way.
     
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    Thank you :) Can I use thickness as plural?
    Ex.

    Can I say "plates of 2.5 and 5mm thicknesses" ? or Must I say "plates of 2.5 and 5mm thickness"?
     
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    I would go for "The specimen with 5mm thick plates".

    I can't think of a way to construct the sentence that way using a form of the word "meaning". You could ask "Is it grammatically and semantically correct?" or you could recast the sentence as something like "Are the grammar and meaning correct?"
     
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    "..."plates of 2.5 and 5mm thicknesses"..."

    Yes - you can use "thicknesses". It is a bit awkward to read and say though. Another choice would be:

    "plates 2.5 and 5mm thick"

    -Frank
     
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    Or "plates of 2.5 and 5mm thickness, respectively".
     
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    The specimen with 5mm plates. Or like Frank said,
    The specimen with plates of 5mm thickness

    The thickness is not something attached to the plate, so it would be wrong to say "with 5mm thickness" and it's right to say "of 5mm thickness," but the first one is better, short and to the point.

    Adverbs: Significantly, Meaningfully.

    Meaningly doesn't sound right, haha.

    Hope I helped!
     
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    Thanks alot you all :)
    I didnt think there were more than one option to indicate just thickness...

    I have another term like ;

    The specimen in different amplitudes. // I tried to refer to the amplitude of the specimen. Can I write the sentence in this form or do I have to write it by using of?

    like; the specimen of different amplitudes ?

    Since I saw some usage of "in" in this form, I used "in" to explain that the specimens which have different amplitudes.
    Thank you again...
     
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    Your welcome :]
    The specimen of different amplitudes would be correct.

    The different amplitudes of the specimen; The specimen of many amplitudes.
    those two would also work.
     
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    'meaningfulness' is a noun, 'meaningfully' would be the adverb form...
     
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    Thank you.
     

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