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    that clears that up, I hope.

    = I hope that I have explained it clearly, right?

    "that clears that up" sounds good, could you talk more about the phrase?
    That clears that up is an expression that means the explanation is sufficient to remove all doubts and misunderstandings. Does that clear that up? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    Dear Teacher:

    Here are the sentence with problems and the one I corrected. Do you think the latter right?
    Correction:
    Here is the sentence with problems and my revision. Does the revision correct the problems that are in the original?

    Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on its mechanism for its attractive and still leaving in unclear.

    Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on their mechanisms for which are attractive and still leaving in unclear.
    The phrase for its attractive is fine, but you need to answer the question "Its attractive what?" In other words, what word goes after attractive? Properties? Also, what is unclear? Is it about the way something works? It would make sense to say, for example, "It is still unclear how that works." Or, you could say, "That explanation was unclear."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    The phrase for its attractive is fine, but you need to answer the question "Its attractive what?" In other words, what word goes after attractive? Properties? Also, what is unclear? Is it about the way something works? It would make sense to say, for example, "It is still unclear how that works." Or, you could say, "That explanation was unclear."
    Dear Ronbee:

    Thank you for your kindness and patientness. I have learnt many things from your response.

    Here I want to say that the mechanisms of cavitation collapse dynamics and emission mechanism are attractive and unclear or unknown to scientists. Do you think whether my sentence has expressed that meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    Thank you for your kindness and patientness. I have learnt many things from your response.
    You're welcome. BTW, while patientness does follow the pattern of adding -ness to an adjective to create a noun, in this case the noun is patience.

    Here I want to say that the mechanisms of cavitation collapse dynamics and emission mechanism are attractive and unclear or unknown to scientists. Do you think whether my sentence has expressed that meaning?
    I understand better now. You don't need either attractive or unclear.

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    The mechanisms of cavitation collapse dynamics are unknown to scientists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I understand better now. You don't need either attractive or unclear.

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    The mechanisms of cavitation collapse dynamics are unknown to scientists.
    However, only a "unknown" is not enough, because it is charming and attractive to probe the problem. Then...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I understand better now. You don't need either attractive or unclear.

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    The mechanisms of cavitation collapse dynamics are unknown to scientists.
    However, only a "unknown" is not enough, because it is charming and attractive to probe the problem. Then...?
    It may be an interesting problem, but that is not the same as saying it is attrractive. Also, charming does not fit. A person can be charming, but a problem cannot. You might say "Scientists are interested in learning the mechanisms of...." You could also say "Scientists want to understand...."

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    In addition to the notes Ron has left you here, I would like to add a suggestion.

    If the problem is that interesting to the scientists, you could describe it as intriguing.

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    Dear Ronbee and Red5:

    Can I make the sentence like this?


    Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on dynamics and mechanism for which intrigue the researchers a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    Dear Ronbee and Red5:

    Can I make the sentence like this?


    Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on dynamics and mechanism for which intrigue the researchers a lot.
    Allow me to answer your question behalf on RonBee and Red5.

    The preposition “for” should be deleted; I would also strongly recommend putting a comma before “which”:

    “Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on dynamics and mechanism, which intrigue the researchers a lot.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendolinest
    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    Dear Ronbee and Red5:

    Can I make the sentence like this?


    Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on dynamics and mechanism for which intrigue the researchers a lot.
    Allow me to answer your question behalf on RonBee and Red5.

    The preposition “for” should be deleted; I would also strongly recommend putting a comma before “which”:

    “Meanwhile, research on cavitation bubble collapse and emission in liquids has also focused strongly on dynamics and mechanism, which intrigue the researchers a lot.”

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    Thank you all !

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