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Is the following sentence correct?

I am writing to enquire whether you have available an e-paper display of size around 4".

What could "of size" be replaced with?

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I would say:

I am writing to enquire/inquire whether you have available a 4" e-paper display.

I think this is a pretty standard format, like saying:

I think I will buy a 50" LCD TV.

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  • Thanks for the answer. However, I have just updated the question. I wanted to post another question but StackExchange did not let me to do it since StackExchange was seeing the new question as a duplicate of this one. – Robbo Dec 19 '14 at 4:22
  • I think it is OK as I wrote it, since it is unlikely that it will be exactly 4" diagonal. It will get you close enough, then check the specs of what's available. – user3169 Dec 19 '14 at 4:51
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First off, it's correct to say "an e-paper display of size around 4" as commented by David Richerby. But, according to grammar, the more appropriate preposition is "in". So it should be "an e-paper display in (a) size around 4".

Second, I don't think the use of the adjective "available" in the sentence is natural. I think the correct sentence should be as follows:

"......whether you have an e-paper display of size 4" available.

However, if the OP wants to get rid of the word "size", he can say "a 4" e-paper display" as replied by user 3169.

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    Justification? "of size" seems fine to me (native speaker). – David Richerby Dec 19 '14 at 9:29
  • That is a valid alternative wording but it doesn't answer the question of what could replace "of size". – Chenmunka Dec 19 '14 at 9:30

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