A test was done of manually laying the rudder - possible?

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Baltic Sea

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Polish
Hello again!

A test was done of manually laying the rudder from side to side.

Is it possible to express "A test was done of manually laying the rudder from side to side" instead of (awkwardly?) saying "A test of manually laying the rudder from side to side was done"?


Thank you. Both the sentences were made up by me.
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    Why not "The rudder was tested by laying it from side to side (manually)"? I'm not sure what "laying the rudder from side to side" means but I assume it makes sense to people who know boats. To me it sounds like you first push it to the extreme right and then the extreme left.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I have never heard "laying the rudder."

    Google returns an infinitesimal 86 responses, none of which fits your context.

    When Google returns virtually nothing, it's a good hint that something has gone awry.
     
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