a vertical checking of

Microctg

Senior Member
I wrote this sentence below, but I am confused of 'a vertical checking of'. Is it fine here?

~These arrangements will have to be completed for a vertical checking of the beams and columns.~

• What do you want to say by 'vertical checking'?

This is a vertical checking:

These are beams and columns:

How are you trying to fit them together?

This is a vertical checking:

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These are beams and columns:

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How are you trying to fit them together?

Ohh, sorry, they would be the racks, not the beams and columns; it was my mistake while writing the sentence in this thread. Actually, the beams and columns will be checked diagonally and longitudinally by a PNO wire.

However, the main sentence in this thread would be: "These arrangements will have to be completed for a vertical checking of the fixed racks."

Is "...for a vertical checking of the fixed racks" OK here?

Or, "...for the vertical checking of the fixed racks"?

Which one is more accurate?

I don't know what "vertical checking" means. I have never seen/heard this before.

I can't guess from the sentence, because "these arrangements" could mean doing anything.

I don't know what "vertical checking" means. I have never seen/heard this before.

I can't guess from the sentence, because "these arrangements" could mean doing anything.
Ok. Put "vertical" aside, "for a checking of the fixed racks" is okay?

In your original sentence? - I don't think so.

Please explain what the context is, and what exactly you want to say.

In your original sentence? - I don't think so.

Please explain what the context is, and what exactly you want to say.
Well, I want to say: Some arrangements are required to do before/for checking the fixed racks. So, can I say it another way like: The arrangements have to be done for a thorough checking of the fixed racks?

"...for a thorough checking of the fixed racks", or "...for the thorough checking of the fixed racks": which one is more accurate here? "a" or "the"?

I here used the word "thorough" instead of the one "vertical".

I see what you're trying to say. Your mistake is to use "checking" as an abstract noun. We really prefer verbs and adjectives to abstractions in English, so we'd be more likely to say:
• These arrangements will have to be completed before you/we/... can check that the fixed racks are vertical.

Perhaps you mean “check the vertical (or horizontal?) spacing between racks”.

I see what you're trying to say. Your mistake is to use "checking" as an abstract noun. We really prefer verbs and adjectives to abstractions in English, so we'd be more likely to say:
• These arrangements will have to be completed before you/we/... can check that the fixed racks are vertical.
Thank you for your suggestion. But we often say "a good understanding of something": here is not the "understanding" an abstract noun?

I didn't say we don't use abstract nouns. But we prefer verbs, and so should you to obtain good English style. Take this extreme example:

I didn't say we don't use abstract nouns. But we prefer verbs, and so should you to obtain good English style. Take this extreme example:

Understood. However, can I write the same sentence in this style below?

~These arrangements will have to be completed for the fixed racks to be checked vertically.~

Could you please explain what is involved with having the fixed racks 'checked vertically'. For that matter, what is a "PNO wire"?

And what are "these arrangements"? Are they appointments on your social calendar? Are they hiring the correct people? Are they getting a pen and paper to write down the results?

Understood. However, can I write the same sentence in this style below?

~These arrangements will have to be completed for the fixed racks to be checked vertically.~

These arrangements will have to be completed before the fixed racks can be checked vertically.

These arrangements
This use of "arrangements" does not seem to be idiomatic in BE. I suspect that it is OK in Indian English.

These arrangements will have to be completed before the fixed racks can be checked vertically.