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    Gerund in the science literature

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the 100% equivalency of the following sentences?

    1.1. This process consists in treating acetone with a solution of sodium hypo chloride.
    1.2. This process consists in treatment of acetone with solution of sodium hypo chloride.
    2.1. There is no hope of our getting high yields in the near future.
    2.2. There is no hope that we shall get high yields in the near future.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Exclamation Re: Gerund in the science literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the 100% equivalency of the following sentences?

    1.1. This process consists in/of treating acetone with a solution of sodium hypo chloride.
    1.2. This process consists in treatment of acetone with solution of sodium hypo chloride.
    2.1. There is no hope of our getting high yields in the near future.
    2.2. There is no hope that we shall get high yields in the near future.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    I think they are 100% equivalant.

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    Re: Gerund in the science literature

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the 100% equivalency of the following sentences?

    1.1. This process consists in treating acetone with a solution of sodium hypo chloride.
    1.2. This process consists in treatment of acetone with solution of sodium hypo chloride.
    2.1. There is no hope of our getting high yields in the near future.
    2.2. There is no hope that we shall get high yields in the near future.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    In 1.2, my ear seems to ask for the definite pronoun: the treatment (only in 1.2). And regarding the title of your post, I think that it should read "Gerund in Scientific Literature", that is, without the definite pronoun.

    But I would like someone else to comment further on these remarks.

    PS Not a native speaker


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    Re: Gerund in the science literature

    I'm not a teacher, but I'm a native speaker and a chemistry student.

    I think you should write/say the process consists of treating or the process consists of the treatment. These sound equivalent.

    The last two sentences sound equivalent to me, but in America we would drop the "our" and replace the "shall" with "will". But if you do drop the "our", it might only be equivalent in context.

    Also, do you mean sodium hypochlorite? You're referring to a haloform reaction, right?

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    Exclamation Re: Gerund in the science literature

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    In 1.2, my ear seems to ask for the definite pronoun: the treatment (only in 1.2). And regarding the title of your post, I think that it should read "Gerund in Scientific Literature", that is, without the definite pronoun.

    But I would like someone else to comment further on these remarks.

    PS Not a native speaker
    Treatment is both countable and uncountable, I think when it used to mean; in dealing or behaving with some one, it should be preceded by an article, as:
    The president is given a special treatment during his visit.
    A soldier should be given the treatment he deserves.
    However, my personal opinion is, it can be a matter of preference.

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