-in- completely germ-free environment

Er.S.M.M.Hanifa

Banned
Tamil
Hi everybody,
1. The operating theatre was completely germ-free environment.
2. The operating theatre was -in- completely germ-free environment.
3. The operating theatre was completely -in- germ-free environment.
Are all these sentences O.K.?
If found error, please point me out.
Thanks,
Er.S.M.M.Hanifa
 
  • Niblib

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    You need an "a" before "completely" in 1 and 2. I wouldn't use 3. I'd probably use 1.
     

    SalB

    Senior Member
    English
    There are a few ways that you could phrase the sentence, but these do not include any of the three you have listed. You may say, "the operating theatre was in a completely germ-free environment," "the operating theatre was completely germ-free," or "the operating theatre was a completely germ-free environment." It all depends on what message you wish to convey. In my first suggestion, the operating theatre is in the germ-free environment; in the second, the theatre is simply germ-free; and in the third, the theatre itself comprises the environment.
     
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