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Gray
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Hi group.

Should the sentence read:

"The failed item should then be placed on the table if it is a repeat failure and requires further
investigating..."

or

"The failed item should then be placed on the table if it is a repeat failure and requires further
investigation..."
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Einde O'Callagh
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Gray wrote:
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Hi group.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Should the sentence read:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "The failed item should then be placed on the table if it is a repeat failure and requires further[/q1]
[q1]> investigating..."[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> or[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "The failed item should then be placed on the table if it is a repeat failure and requires further[/q1]
[q1]> investigation..."[/q1]

I prefer the latter, but wouldn't be disturbed by the former (at least as far as "investigating" is
concerned). However, I don't like "the failed item" - I would prefer some other adjective such as
"defective" or perhaps "rejected".

Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
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Kristina Lim
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"Einde O'Callaghan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> Gray wrote:[/q1]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Hi group.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Should the sentence read:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > "The failed item should then be placed on the table if it is a repeat failure and requires[/q2]
[q2]> > further investigating..."[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > or[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > "The failed item should then be placed on the table if it is a repeat failure and requires[/q2]
[q2]> > further investigation..."[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I prefer the latter, but wouldn't be disturbed by the former (at least as far as "investigating"[/q1]
[q1]> is concerned). However, I don't like "the failed item" - I would prefer some other adjective such[/q1]
[q1]> as "defective" or perhaps "rejected".[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
Or you could say "The item that failed..." -Kristina
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