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modify or adjust?

 
 
fansy
 
Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 08:26 pm
Here is a translation:
Quote:
modified version of Mid-to-Long Term Rail Network Plan

in which the verb "modify" is used. But can we also use "to adjust"?
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 08:31 pm
@fansy,
We need more context and more of the sentence, Fansy.
fansy
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 09:11 pm
@JTT,
Quote:
For the past 20 years, China’s HSR system, as compared with the level of HSR development in Germany, France etc., is believed to be at the initial phase. However, with the release of the 2008 modified version of Mid-to-Long Term Rail Network Plan, China’s HSR network appears to be overtaking Europe to become leader of the world.
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 09:19 pm
@fansy,
in which the verb "modify" is used. But can we also use "to adjust"?

For the past 20 years, China’s HSR system, as compared with the level of HSR development in Germany, France etc., is believed to be at the initial phase. However, with the release of the 2008 modified version of Mid-to-Long Term Rail Network Plan, China’s HSR network appears to be overtaking Europe to become the leader of the world.

I suspect you mean the underlined word. That's an adjective, Fansy, and yes, you could change it to the adjective form adjusted, but to me adjusted carries a more loaded meaning while modified implies a more neutral meaning.

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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 10:17 pm

Why not just say "the latest version"?

Plans are always being updated.
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Mon 24 May, 2010 11:34 pm
@fansy,
Quote:
However, with the release of the 2008 modified version


any adjective such as modified or adjusted is a redundancy in this sentence

nay, a tautological triumph of terminological turpitude

the rest of the paragraph aint too flash either
oolongteasup
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 12:08 am
@fansy,
Quote:
For the past 20 years, China’s HSR system, as compared with the level of HSR development in Germany, France etc., is believed to be at the initial phase. However, with the release of the 2008 modified version of Mid-to-Long Term Rail Network Plan, China’s HSR network appears to be overtaking Europe to become leader of the world.


China’s High Speed Rail system has lagged developments in Germany and France for 20 years. However, implementation of the 2008 version of the Mid-to-Long Term Rail Network Plan indicates that China’s HSR network may eventually lead the world.

sullyfish6
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 06:52 am
'modified version' is an important part of the sentence.

It means that it is not like the original version of the rail network€€ system, but slightly changed for some reason or another; not an exact duplicate.

'adjusted' is not the right word here, IMHO.
McTag
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 10:33 am

My answer is the best so far. Sorry, guys.
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 11:25 am
@oolongteasup,
Your sentence does not say the same thing, Oo.
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 11:27 am
@sullyfish6,
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'adjusted' is not the right word here, IMHO.


'adjusted' gives the impression of deceit, chicanery, ... .
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 11:29 am
@oolongteasup,
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any adjective such as modified or adjusted is a redundancy in this sentence


Horse pucky, Oolong.
oolongteasup
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 10:25 pm
@JTT,
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Horse pucky, Oolong.


tongue hockey j versions imply modification

the sentences are drivel & uno it

why give someone what they ask for when you know what they want

i challenge you to rewrite the two sentences
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 10:48 pm
@oolongteasup,
I ask only that you write what you want to say in a less cryptic fashion, something along the lines of your example sentence, Oo.
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