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    The findings provide strong support for the notion that it has some negative impact on children's intellectual development.

    About 'for the notion...', is it a modifier of '(strong) support' (i.e. 'for X' in 'support for X')?

    Or is it the same kind as this? And is the same kind of conversion possible?

    They provided food for the refugees.→They provided the refugees with food.

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    I can't say I really understand the first question, but the findings do provide the notion with strong support.

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    Default Re: provide

    Thanks for the comment, tdol.

    Let me ask this way. Does this make the same sense?

    The findings give strong support to the notion that it has some negative impact on children's intellectual development.

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    Default Re: provide

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Thanks for the comment, tdol.

    Let me ask this way. Does this make the same sense?

    The findings give strong support to the notion that it has some negative impact on children's intellectual development.
    It seems to mean the same to me, but I would expect to see "The findings strongly support the notion that..."

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    Default Re: provide

    I see. Thank you!

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