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Is it correct to say "3 sets of paper strips"?

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Is it correct to say "3 sets of paper strips"?

Postby simonwai99 » Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:04 pm

Is it correct to say " 3 sets of paper strips Um or stripes" iN ENGLISH?
i can not tell the difference between strips and stripes.
thanks
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Re: IS it correct to say " 3 sets of paper strips "

Postby EC » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:53 am

simonwai99 wrote:Is it correct to say "3 sets of paper strips Um or stripes" iN ENGLISH?
i can not tell the difference between strips and stripes.
thanks

3 sets of paper strips.

Zebras have stripes.

A strip is a long, thin piece of something physical: a strip of paper or cloth; a strip of land.

A stripe is a long, thin marking or pattern on the surface of something: there are stars and stripes on the US flag; streets often have white stripes on them where pedestrians can cross.

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