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    Is this sentence correct?


    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures that had saved lives.


    How about this one?


    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures that saved lives.


    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi


    Is this sentence correct?


    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures that had saved lives.
    No.

    How about this one?


    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures that saved lives.
    No

    Thank you
    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures that save lives. Yes
    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures that have saved lives. Yes
    Your sentences both use past tenses (simple and perfect). Mine use present tenses (simple and perfect). You need a present tense here.

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    N.2 sounds better in terms of tenses. I would use the past simple, but I would replace that with which in that it sounds like a piece of scientific writing.

    Alternatively I'd write

    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical life-saving procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    N.2 sounds better in terms of tenses. I would use the past simple, but I would replace that with which in that it sounds like a piece of scientific writing.

    Alternatively I'd write

    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical life-saving procedures.
    Hi

    Are you referring to this?

    As computers become more sophisticated, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which saved lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi

    Are you referring to this?

    As computers become more sophisticated, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which saved lives.
    If he is, this isn't a natural English sentence.

    If it read "became" and "it was possible", it would be good. But even with was, "which have saved lives" is still better if such operations are still saving lives.

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    In my opinion, the following three are possible:

    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures
    which save lives.

    As computers have become more advanced, it has been possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which have saved lives.

    As computers became more advanced, it was possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which saved lives.







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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In my opinion, the following three are possible:

    As computers become more advanced, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which save lives.

    As computers have become more advanced, it has been possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which have saved lives.

    As computers became more advanced, it was possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which saved lives.
    I agree. They are good sentences. They're not the only possible constructions, but they're a good start for learners.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi

    Are you referring to this?

    As computers become more sophisticated, it is possible to carry out more complex medical procedures which saved lives.

    Sorry I thought you had to choose between the two options.

    I think Raymott is right which save/have saved sounds better.
    Alternatively I would say

    medical life-saving procedures

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