Is it correct to say:

a first surface is extending bent from a second surface

This sentence is from patent context and I think the sentence means

a first surface is extending from a second surface while being bent (the shape of the first surface is bent)

  • The first surface extends and bends (or curves) from the second surface. – Joe Dark Sep 30 '15 at 7:05
  • put an before 'extending' – Maulik V Sep 30 '15 at 7:16
  • That would make it ungrammatical. – snailcar Sep 30 '15 at 7:23
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    You can say that, but I wouldn't know what you meant. You could say something like 'The first surface is extending vertically from a second surface" but I have no idea what you mean by 'bent'. – ssav Sep 30 '15 at 8:54
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    Your question has gotten 3 votes to close at the moment. I think it's because nobody could figure out what you meant. I'd like to suggest adding the intended meaning of your sentence to your question. In any case, please don't get discouraged from the close votes. The votes were only meant as a request to improve (edit) the question. – Damkerng T. Sep 30 '15 at 12:28

While a technical person will likely understand, it is better to avoid misinterpretation by rephrasing it.

Similar sentence examples:

The ship was departing laden against a strong wind.
Caren stared puzzled at John.

The confusion in your sentence comes from the fact that "bent" (the Past Participle) is an homograph of the noun "bent". Perhaps the word "curved" as suggested by 'user8543', can make the grammatical structure a bit clearer. If there is a sharp corner in the "first surface", use "angled".

Another note, do you need to use Present Continuous? It seems that Present Indefinite would be simpler

a first surface extends bent from a second surface

And why is there 'a' in front of "first surface"?

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