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    Default Can you please check this sentence.....

    This is for an abstracts for an MA, the person who I've check this for is convinced it is wrong, but I'm convinced that it is right....This is one sentence with in a paragraph, so don't worry about the context just the sentence....

    "Transferring the files through many different kinds of applications such as cloud storage, video sharing SNS and other near field communication installed in Android based smart phones."

    She is convinced it is wrong because there are no verbs in the sentence, but installed is the main verb isn't it?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Can you please check this sentence.....

    Quote Originally Posted by dandred View Post
    This is for an abstracts for an MA, the person who I've check this for is convinced it is wrong, but I'm convinced that it is right....This is one sentence with in a paragraph, so don't worry about the context just the sentence....

    "Transferring the files through many different kinds of applications such as cloud storage, video sharing SNS and other near field communication installed in Android based smart phones."

    She is convinced it is wrong because there are no verbs in the sentence, but installed is the main verb isn't it?

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    No. In this case, "installed" acts as an adjective. To make it a full sentence, it would need to be something like:

    Transferring the files through many different applications such as cloud storage, SNS and other systems installed in Android-based smartphones is very easy.

    It is very simple to transfer files through many different applications, such as ... smartphones.

    Note that a hyphen is required in "Android-based" and "smartphone" is all one word.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Can you please check this sentence.....



    Do periods that being used in the title represent Ellipsis. Question: How many dots do we need in the title after the word sentence?


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    Default Re: Can you please check this sentence.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Do periods that being used in the title represent Ellipsis. Question: How many dots do we need in the title after the word sentence?


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    Yes, I needed a question mark, thank you.


    Shouldn't your sentence read "Do the periods that are being used in the title represent Ellipsis?" for it to be a correct sentence?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Can you please check this sentence.....

    In BrE style, an ellipsis consists of a space, then three dots, then a space before the continuation of the sentence.

    In the title of this thread, an ellipsis was not appropriate. "Please could you you check this sentence" is fine as it is with a full stop after it. Of course, it doesn't follow the recommended standard of thread titles which should contain all or some of the words in the question. A good title would have been "Installed in Android based smart phones".
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