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    a question about the sentence

    hello,

    I have a question about the below sentence,

    Is that correct to write like this, especially for the verb "exist"?

    This essay examines that there exist kinds of underlying patterns possibly embedded in the process of filling out the internet-based questionnaires.

    Thanks so much!

    Jacky

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    Re: a question about the sentence

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    This essay examines that there exist kinds of underlying patterns possibly embedded in the process of filling out the Internet-based questionnaires.

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    Re: a question about the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by yucheng View Post
    hello,

    I have a question about the below following sentence.

    Is that correct to write it like this, especially for special attention given to the use of the verb "exist"?

    This essay examines if there is/are any kind/kinds of underlying set patterns possibly existing (embedded) in the process of...

    Thanks so much!

    Jacky

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    Re: a question about the sentence

    You can use examines or you can use exist. (They don't work well together.) Possibly:
    This essay asks if there exist....
    Nah.




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