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Hi!

I'm currently updating the english part of a website for a company that makes door locks and lever handles and similar, and I have grammatic question:

I can't figure out if the "s" is supposed to be at the end of "fulfill"; so..should it be:

Fulfill the claims according to Swedish Standard SS 3079, class 2

or..

Fulfills the claims according to Swedish Standard SS 3079, class 2

?

This sentence is a part of a checklist, so that's why it's not a "complete" sentence...
The sentence above is aiming at one item, and I have one theory that it should be an "s" if it aims at more than one item....is that right?

Thanks //Peter
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It all depends on the verb form of the other checklist items-- it should be consistent with them.
Ok...so if some other checklist items goes like this:

# A part of a lock unit approved by the Insurance association
# Fits oval single- or double cylinder
# For narrow profile latch locks

...and by the way, another question about the middle sentence above, should it be "single-" or just "single"? And should it be cylinder or cylinders, or is that optional?

Thanks! //P
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I'll answer the easy one first: no hyphen after 'single' because there is no hyphen after 'double'.

Now, the hard one. I don't quite understand the nature of these checklist 'items'. The list looks like this?--

# Fulfill( s ) the claims according to Swedish Standard SS 3079, class 2
# A part of a lock unit approved by the Insurance association
# Fits oval single- or double cylinder
# For narrow profile latch locks

A list should be set in parallel, i.e., all nouns, all gerunds, all verbs, or whatever. This list seems to be a hodge-podge. 'Fulfills' is parallel with 'fits', but as for the other two items-- one is a noun ('part') and the other is a prepositional phrase ('for....)

The list should be structured, for instance, like this (if you decide to use all verbs):

# fulfills the claims...
# meets the approval of the Insurance Association
# fits oval single and double cylinders
# suits narrow-profile latch locks
Thanks very much for your help, I think I understand how I should proceed with this now! And yes, I had the feeling that my checklist was some kind of hodge-podge but I'll try to straighten things out now!

//Peter
Hi again! I don't mean to nag about this forever, but just a small comment if the checklist below looks ok or not would be of great help for me! I tried to stick to verbs this time..
Thanks //Peter

# Fulfills the claims according to
Swedish Standard SS 3079, class 2
# Comes with a straight hardened deadbolt,
a deadlocked bolt and a latch bolt
# Automatized deadlocking of the deadbolt at
21 mm extraction
# Constructed with separated handle follower
for alternative handle functions
# Comes with a steel handle intended for
fire safety doors
# Automatized deadlocking of bolt
# Comes in left and right orientated design
# Comes with microswitch M3 for bolt
position indication
# Used with Assa safety electric strike 1887,
finish 079 (rilsan processed)
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I think that will work fine. Peter. They are not strictly parallel, but the reading is easy enough. How about 'automatically deadlocks the deadbolt'?

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