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    Question Could you correct this sentence, please? Small one.

    * Positive responses are countered (by or with) overflowing number of negative ones.
    I think that it's a passive sentence so (By) is used for agents and (with) for means ? It should be WITH, shouldn't it??

    * Some opponents claim that these don't give more information about products) or (it's claimed that these didn't give more information about products) it's reported speech so Present should be changed to past simple?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Could you correct this sentence, please? Small one.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Some opponents claim that these don't give more information about products) or (it's claimed that these didn't give more information about products) it's reported speech so Present should be changed to past simple?
    It doesn't have to be if the situation reported still applies.

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    Re: Could you correct this sentence, please? Small one.

    so if the reported still applies, it should be present not past? shouldn't it? what about the first question??
    THANKS VERY MUCH! I appreciate.

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    Re: Could you correct this sentence, please? Small one.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    so if the reported still applies, it should be present not past?
    It can be either.

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    Re: Could you correct this sentence, please? Small one.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    So if the situation reported still applies, it should be present not past, shouldn't it? What about the first question??
    THANKS VERY MUCH Thanks very much! I appreciate it.
    Please follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
    - Do not type all in capitals for no reason.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Could you correct this sentence, please? Small one.

    Ok.
    Would you answer my question, please?

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