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    Default Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean "See New Treatments for Cancer to be Realized"?

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    Scientists Decode TREX Which Could See New Treatments for Cancer Realized

    ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) — Decoded process could hold the key to future treatments for a wide range of chronic health problems including motor neuron disease, myotonic dystrophy and a wide range of cancers, University of Sheffield scientists have revealed.

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean "See New Treatments for Cancer to be Realized"?

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    Scientists Decode TREX Which Could See New Treatments for Cancer Realized .OR "Scientists Decode TREX Which Might Make It Possible for New Treatments for Cancer"

    ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) — Decoded process could hold the key to future treatments for a wide range of chronic health problems including motor neuron disease, myotonic dystrophy and a wide range of cancers, University of Sheffield scientists have revealed.

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    Scientists decode TREX which could see new treatments for cancer realized
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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
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    Thank you.
    I wonder whether the grammar of "New Treatments for Cancer Realized " is okay.

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Yes

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes
    How loquacious! You should cut down words a bit, 5jj.

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Thank you.
    I wonder whether the grammar of "New Treatments for Cancer Realized " is okay.
    It's fine, but you need to remember that in that text, the word "could" which precedes your quote is important. The research "could see new treatments for cancer realized". It "might see that happen".

    If it was a certainty, then they would be able to use something like "Scientists are confident that the research will see new treatments for cancer realised".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Thank you.
    I wonder whether the grammar of "New Treatments for Cancer Realized " is okay.
    As 5jj said, this is OK in a headline; in the example as printed, which has a finite verb, there's no problem.

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    As 5jj said, this is OK in a headline; in the example as printed, which has a finite verb, there's no problem.

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    I am still not sure whether "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" means "See New Treatments for Cancer to be Realized"?

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    Default Re: Does "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    I am still not sure whether "See New Treatments for Cancer Realized" means "See New Treatments for Cancer to be Realized"?
    It's not really possible to answer that because "see new treatments for cancer to be realised" isn't correct English. We simply would not use "to be" in that construction. The best alternative I can provide is "the research might lead to new treatments for cancer being created". Does that help?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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