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11:12 Jan 13, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO] / preposition
English term or phrase:to drop by
"...the pressure should drop by the indicated value."
I would like to hear your opinion with regard to the meaning of the prepositon "by" in this context.
Does it mean that the pressure should drop FOR or TO the indicated value?
"Is the pressure steady and does the fuel pressure hold?
241-276 kPa (35-40 psi)
The pressure noted in the above step should drop by the indicated value.
Does the pressure drop by the indicated value?
21-69 kPa (3-10 psi)"
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Explanation: the indicated value is "5". The pressure should drop by "5" means from 35 to 30, not from 35 to 5.
Louise Mawbey Germany Local time: 09:49 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 22
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