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Hi,

I saw this sentence on a internet posting. Is this verb "hittings"
grammatically correct ?

"Tools for hittings things to make them loose or to tighten them up or
jar their many complex, sophisticated electrical parts in such a
manner that they function perfectly."

Thank you for your time.
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I must confess I don't understand the sentence, but "hittingS" isn't correct. I should be "hitting".
Four observations, Harbinger...

1. 'Grammer' is a misspelling of 'grammar'.
2. 'a internet' should be 'an Internet'.
2. The quoted phrase is not a sentence.
3. 'hittings' should be 'hitting'.

My apologies if that's more than you wanted?
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Hi Davkett,

Thanks for pointing out my mistakes.

Actually, I frequently see others use the verb "hittings"...
Is this grammatically correct or is there any situation where "hittings" is
correctly used.

Thanks
Yes, in the plural of the following definition.
[n] the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
Harbinger,

'Hittings' would be used as a noun, not a verb.
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Hittings is not a verb. If anything, it's a noun plural - except it isn't. The Verb is "to hit" and the noun is "a hit" whose plural is "some hits".

However, the Americans do strange things with words! For example, in English we would say: "The chair cost only five pounds - a saving of two pounds". An American would say: "The chair cost only ten dollars - a savings of four dollars".

Just don't ask me why they make it plural!
Sorry, but "hitting" is a noun (see above).
And "saving" is a noun too, except that in this sentence it's not correct to put it in the plural.
'Hittings' could be like 'beatings' as in:

How many abusive hittings have you sufffered?....meaning how many occasions when someone was continuously hitting you.

(Funny, online M-W Dictionary does not show 'hit' as a noun.)

-A strange American

OOps, it was my computer glitch that didn't show 'hit' as a noun. The page needed to be refreshed.
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