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  1. victo

    victo Active Member

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    Good?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by victo, Jul 4, 2015.

    Could the punctuation pass in these two examples, yes or no?... I cannot recast... thank you...

    a 5-10 inch thick pipe
    ...meaning the pipe was 5-10 inches thick

    a 20-30 mile long stretch of highway... meaning that the stretch of highway was 20-30 miles long
     
  2. BayView

    BayView Contributing Member Contributor

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    What are all these questions for? Are we doing your homework for you, or your job for you, or...?

    (Some of them are quite interesting, so I'm not complaining, exactly. I'm just wondering about the context,)
     
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    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    Yeah, I need some context as well. A lot of these questions are very similar in nature, so what I'm seeing is a bunch of the same types of threads. Also, there was another member who used to post questions exactly like these, so that makes me wonder if this is the same guy.
     
  4. victo

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    He struck the wall with a 5-10 inch thick pipe. ...instead of a 5- to 10-inch-thick piece of pipe.

    We traveled on a 20-30 mile long stretch of highway. ...instead of a 20- to 30-mile-long stretch of highway.
     
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  5. SwampDog

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    I don't how you get pipe five to ten inches thick. That's wall thickness you're implying. And that's a monstrous piece of pipe.

    Why not just be fairly specific: He hit the wall with a foot long piece of pipe, or, The highway was about twenty-five miles long.

    KISS.
     
  6. victo

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    KISS was a great band... Why did you mention them in your post?

    ...old Jim Reeves tunes...
     
  7. BrianIff

    BrianIff I'm so piano, a bad punctuator. Contributor

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