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    over use of 'for' and 'of'

    Dear teachers,

    I've always found odd the use of 'for' and 'of' in sentences so I often tend to avoid them when possible. I'm writing this paper whose title is:

    Preliminary tests for the pyrolysis of elephant grass in a bubbling bed reactor aimed to produce bio-oil

    and I wonder if this wouldn't sound better:

    Elephant grass pyrolysis preliminary tests in a bubbling reactor aimed to produce bio-oil

    Thank you
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    Re: over use of 'for' and 'of'

    Are you testing to see if pyrolysis is happening? Or testing some aspect of pyrolysis that you know is happening?

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    Re: over use of 'for' and 'of'

    The later! I am testing the pyrolyser, the device that performs the pyrolysis. In other words, if I am running a few tests to see if everything works right and the bio-oil is high quality! Thank you

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    Re: over use of 'for' and 'of'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    I am testing the pyrolyser, the device that performs the pyrolysis. In other words, if I am running a few tests to see if everything works right and the bio-oil is high quality!
    Then this would appear to be what you want:

    Preliminary tests of the effectiveness of the pyroliser in the pyrolysis of elephant grass in a bubbling bed reactor for the production of bio-oil.

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