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bernar3

Senior Member
Spanish, Spain
Hello,


Is "bangs" correctly used here?



A cap more suitable for working under tanks, reactors… as it is flatter on the head, thus in these working conditions, the helmet bangs constantly against the lower part of tanks, pipes…and as a result and in order to avoid this situation, workers take it off some times.


Thank you
 
  • Salvage

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Yes. I believe "bangs" is good because it conveys the idea of making a loud noise, which from inside the helmet would be at least annoying. "Bumps" or "hits" really doesn't bring along that idea of sound.
     

    timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    Hello,


    Is "bangs" correctly used here?



    A cap more suitable for working under tanks, reactors… as it is flatter on the head, thus in these working conditions, the helmet bangs constantly against the lower part of tanks, pipes…and as a result and in order to avoid this situation, workers take it off some times.


    Thank you
    This usage is perfectly fine - but in order to know if it is used correctly here we'd need to know what you wanted to say! As Salvage says, "bangs" suggests that a sound was made when the helmet hit (although we do also use it as synonym of "hit").
     
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