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bihunsedap
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:36:27 PM

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I went to fuel station and pumped my car tyres.

"What are you doing." my son asked.
"I'm pumping up tyres. The tyre pressure is low."

The tyre air pressure is low.
The tyre pressure is low.


Which one is correct?
Pandion haliaetus
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:49:49 PM

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bihunsedap wrote:
I went to fuel station and pumped my car tyres.

"What are you doing." my son asked.
"I'm pumping up tyres. The tyre pressure is low."

The tyre air pressure is low.
The tyre pressure is low.


Which one is correct?


Hi, bihunsedap,

Until you haven't changed the substance with which to inflate the tyres of your car to some other than the compressed air, the second sentence sounds quite comprehensible. And my reciprocal question is why not writing it the tyre-air pressure? Hyphened, I mean; or is there no much difference: tyre air pressure : tyre-air pressure : tyre air-pressure? Despite some nuances, all they three explain in general one and the same thing to everyone unless one is sufferring from grammatical pedantry. Am I right or wrong? (Also see the thar's explanation of the topic "a little-known fact" here, on the Forum).
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:20:02 PM

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This would commonly be stated "The pressure is low." since it's obvious that one is working on the tires and that air is involved in filling them. And hyphenation is not appropriate here.
bihunsedap
Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:38:57 PM

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Thanks all.
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