i have two phrase that i’m having trouble with.
- They walk out on deck ( ) carrying small gages. ( i think there goes a comma, but i could be wrong)
i think there could be a comma because i can phrases it like this:
- They walk out on deck and carry small gages.
the other one is.
- The truck rams the car, sending it careening down the exit ramp. (i’d say yes , a comma.)
They walk out on deck, carrying small gages
They walk out on deck and carry small gages.(without a comma)
The truck rams the car, sending it careening down the exit ramp.
Gage is also the acceptable/correct spelling to my knowledge, Tom.
But then, I’m referring to the pressure gage/gauge.
My dictionary avers the same, Nina and Tom
We were always taught that it was spelled “gauge”.
It looks like “gage” has been added on as a variant of “gauge”, the original spelling, for instances in which “gauge” would be used… except for the knightly challenge thing, some sort of plum (greengage), pledge, etc. Those are only “gage”.
[Middle English, from Old North French, gauging rod, of Germanic origin.]
With few exceptions, I’d also say that ‘gauge’ is the more standard spelling – at least in AmE. To me, ‘Gage’ is more likely to be someone’s last name.