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    "He admitted to fluorescent lamps being connected to certain hazards" OK?

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    Default Re: lamps being connected to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "He admitted to fluorescent lamps being connected to certain hazards" OK?
    It's grammatically correct. It would depend on the context whether it conveys the intended meaning or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's grammatically correct. It would depend on the context whether it conveys the intended meaning or not.
    The light of efficient light bulbs causes hormone imbalance and cardio-vascular disorders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "He admitted to fluorescent lamps being connected to certain hazards" OK?
    If he's admitting that fluorescent lamps can cause certain medical conditions, that's a terribly misleading sentence. It seems to be saying that fluorescent lamps were connected (electrically) to various physical hazards - for example, a fluorescent lamp was connected to a broken-down car blocking a lane to warn other motorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If he's admitting that fluorescent lamps can cause certain medical conditions, that's a terribly misleading sentence. It seems to be saying that fluorescent lamps were connected (electrically) to various physical hazards - for example, a fluorescent lamp was connected to a broken-down car blocking a lane to warn other motorists.

    How about "being related to certain hazzards"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    How about "being related to certain hazzards"?
    No. How about "causing certain medical conditions", if that's what you mean? (Unless you purposely want to be misleading)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No. How about "causing certain medical conditions", if that's what you mean? (Unless you purposely want to be misleading)
    1) He admitted to fluorescent lamps causing certain medical conditions-OK?

    2) Can I relate symtoms to the cause of these symptoms? "He admitted to certain medical conditions being related to the use of lamps"-OK?
    Last edited by ostap77; 11-Sep-2011 at 21:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    He admitted to fluorescent lamps causing certain medical conditions-OK?
    It depends, of course, on what he did admit to. But medical illnesses are generally not referred to as hazards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It depends, of course, on what he did admit to. But medical illnesses are generally not referred to as hazards.
    Hope I'm not being a pain in your .......

    1)I meant that it's not certain whether they will get or not. I refered to it as a source of danger of getting disorders that might be caused by the use of those lamps.

    2) What's your opinion on the use of the verb "to relate"? I looked it up in a dictionary and here's what I've come up with.

    "1 [+ obj] : to show or make a connection between (two or more things)
    ▪ relate cause and effect — often + to ▪ Few of the people who became sick related their symptoms to the food they'd eaten the day before"

    3)"I am not a doctor, but there are theories about depression being connected to nutritional deficiencies combined with the body's reduced capacity to absorb nutrients." It seems like symtoms can be connected to the cause of symptoms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Hope I'm not being a pain in your .......

    1)I meant that it's not certain whether they will get or not. I refered to it as a source of danger of getting disorders that might be caused by the use of those lamps.

    2) What's your opinion on the use of the verb "to relate"? I looked it up in a dictionary and here's what I've come up with.
    See below.

    "1 [+ obj] : to show or make a connection between (two or more things)
    ▪ relate cause and effect often + to ▪ Few of the people who became sick related their symptoms to the food they'd eaten the day before"

    3)"I am not a doctor, but there are theories about depression being connected to nutritional deficiencies combined with the body's reduced capacity to absorb nutrients." It seems like symtoms can be connected to the cause of symptoms?
    There's nothing wrong with these verbs per se. But you need to consider the context.
    You're talking about electrical equipment, and to say that lamps are connected to something implies a literal connection. "Electric lights are connected to heart disease" is an unfortunately-worded sentence, whereas "Depression is connected to nutritional deficiencies" is not ambiguous - even though I, personally, would not use 'connect' in this context.
    Why use these vague non-specific words (connected to, related to) when you can say, "Depression is thought to be partly caused by ...", thus declaring your meaning.

    If you're not sure of your meaning, or you want to be vague, "linked to" is probably much more used for causative links than the verbs you've chosen.

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