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    Hi there,


    Thousands of people have been evacuated amid fears pressure building up beneath Merapi's lava dome could lead to one of the most powerful blasts in years.

    Do you think a 'full-stop' or a 'period' should be placed between 'fears' and 'pressure'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,


    Thousands of people have been evacuated amid fears pressure building up beneath Merapi's lava dome could lead to one of the most powerful blasts in years.

    Do you think a 'full-stop' or a 'period' should be placed between 'fears' and 'pressure'?

    Thanks
    simon
    No. The fears are THAT pressure beneath the dome could lead to a blast.

    Same format: He was fired amidst allegations [that] he had bribed regulators.

    Does that make sense?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Hi there,


    Thousands of people have been evacuated amid fears pressure building up beneath Merapi's lava dome could lead to one of the most powerful blasts in years.

    Do you mean 'that' should be there as follows:
    ...amid fears [that] pressure building up...


    Tks
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    The "that" is optional. Does it help you to understand the sentence if it's there?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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