Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    xtrm_jazzy is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Post what's wrong with this sentence?

    One of the advantages of geostatistics is to use additional information to improve rainfall estimations.

  2. #2
    colloquium is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    812
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: what's wrong with this sentence?

    One of the advantages of geostatistics is that it provides additional information which can improve rainfall estimations.

    This may have changed your intended meaning.

    I have understood your sentence to mean that: geostatistics provide information which can improve our ability to estimate rainfall - and my rephrasing of your original sentence reflects this interpretation.

  3. #3
    tedtmc is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,130
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: what's wrong with this sentence?

    I agree, using information is not a advantage, providing information is.
    Shoudn't Geostatistics, which sounds like a specialized subject, be a special noun and be capitalized?

    not a teacher

  4. #4
    xtrm_jazzy is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Re: what's wrong with this sentence?

    thank you so much 4 enlightening me...how about this one, what can you comment: > During recent years, cokriging has been used to bring topographic influences into the calculations.< would it still be syntactically ok if i'd change 'during' to 'in'? tnx...

  5. #5
    tedtmc is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,130
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: what's wrong with this sentence?

    'In recent years' sounds much better.

Similar Threads

  1. pyramid structure of sentence
    By ohmyrichard in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Nov-2008, 02:19
  2. what is wrong with this sentence?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2008, 00:59
  3. what's wrong in this sentence?
    By snade17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Feb-2007, 07:09
  4. what's wrong with this sentence?..
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2003, 23:20
  5. grammar
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2003, 20:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •