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    Hi all,

    Could somebody please help me with the English?
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    Dean

    The studies noted that the X was a problem both in developed and developing countries, and the condition was poorer in developing countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean View Post
    Hi all,

    Could somebody please help me with the English?
    Regards,
    Dean

    The studies noted that the X was a problem both in developed and developing countries, and the condition was poorer in developing countries.
    As it stands, it's fine but you'd have to give us the noun, instead of just "the X" because that could change things. For instance, you couldn't put the definite article "the" in front of a lot of things, for example:

    The studies noted that the Aids / poverty/crime etc was a problem both in developed and developing countries, and the condition was poorer in developing countries.

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    Default Re: Help with one sentence

    Hi naomimalan,
    Thanks for willing to help me. How about this?
    The studies noted that provision of disease information was a problem both in developed and developing countries, and the condition was poorer in developing countries.
    Regards,
    Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean View Post
    Hi naomimalan,
    Thanks for willing to help me. How about this?
    The studies noted that provision of disease information was a problem both in developed and developing countries, and the condition was poorer in developing countries.
    Regards,
    Dean
    I think I would word it as follows:
    The studies revealed that providing information about disease represented a problem both in developing and developed countries, the situation being worse in developing countries.
    Maybe a colleague could go one better?

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    Thanks again naomimalan

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