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Need help with the quantity issue

Post by broinsaturn » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:34 am

Hi.

I have a question regarding the right meaning of the sentence. We got interesting questions for the files which we have sent other companies. We are trying to create, form in such a way that later would not create issues to us.

So here is the issue that is one of them which I am asking you.

2 x 12 cm grey and pink layers in bla bla.

I want to clarify, does it mean 2x12 cm grey and 2x12 cm pink layers (in total 4 layers) or structure of sentence has to be fixed slightly?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Need help with the quantity issue

Post by Joe » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:03 am

Do you mean...

Two 12cm grey layers and two 12cm pink layers.
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Re: Need help with the quantity issue

Post by broinsaturn » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:06 am

Yes.

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Re: Need help with the quantity issue

Post by broinsaturn » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:13 am

Joe wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:03 am
Do you mean...

Two 12cm grey layers and two 12cm pink layers.
So writing such is the solution but does it wrong to say "Two 12 cm pink and grey layers"?

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Re: Need help with the quantity issue

Post by Joe » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:51 am

broinsaturn wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:13 am
So writing such is the solution but does it wrong to say "Two 12 cm pink and grey layers"?
If you write "Two 12 cm pink and grey layers", it is confusing. Maybe the layers have two colours (pink and grey). And there are only two layers, not four.
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Re: Need help with the quantity issue

Post by Joe » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:53 am

You could also say:

Four 12cm layers (two grey and two pink).
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Re: Need help with the quantity issue

Post by broinsaturn » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:58 am

Joe wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:51 am
broinsaturn wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:13 am
So writing such is the solution but does it wrong to say "Two 12 cm pink and grey layers"?
If you write "Two 12 cm pink and grey layers", it is confusing. Maybe the layers have two colours (pink and grey). And there are only two layers, not four.
Now it is clear. Thank you sir!

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