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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:46 PM

Dear colleagues,

here in Finland we, non-native English speakers, had a discussion about the stationary objects made of or incorporating glass or brittle material. I think stationary objects means equipment, covers, machines or similar in the production made of or incorporating glass or brittle material. My colleagues thinks stationary objects means office supplies: rules, pens etc. Which ones the standards means?

 

Thank you so much in advance!

 

Viivi



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

Dear colleagues,

here in Finland we, non-native English speakers, had a discussion about the stationary objects made of or incorporating glass or brittle material. I think stationary objects means equipment, covers, machines or similar in the production made of or incorporating glass or brittle material. My colleagues thinks stationary objects means office supplies: rules, pens etc. Which ones the standards means?

 

Thank you so much in advance!

 

Viivi

 

You are the most correct. Stationary objects means equipment, etc that isn't moved.

 

In the US - office supplies, etc would be stationery. Slight difference and easily confused even by native English speakers.


Edited by KfromIA, 18 June 2019 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:09 PM

Thank you very much! For me this was a comic confusion =)





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