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    a few connotations of "tentative"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    Last year they made several tentatives for a reconciliation.
    tentative (n) = attempt, try
    He proved to be the tentative precursor of Romanticism.
    tentative (a) = hypothetical
    It was only a tentative definition.
    tentative (a) = working temporary
    We must to work out a tentative agreement.
    tentative (a) = preliminary, provisional
    They have to make tentative inquiries.
    It rang out a tentative laugh.
    tentative (a) = uncertain, unassertive
    Our experiments have led to the tentative conclusion that these mixed solvent systems facilitate cellulose reactions.
    No particular vibrational mode can be suggested at present which might account for the correlation which must therefore be regarded as a tentative one.
    In addition, the weak band was noted by some workers and assigned tentatively to an additional NH absorption.
    Further evidence bearing on the correctness of tentatively assigned electrode reaction can be secured.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "tentative"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    Last year they made several tentatives for a reconciliation.
    tentative (n) = attempt, try, I have not come across any dictionary describing ‘Tentative’ as noun. However, the above sentence can be modified as:
    Last year they made several attempts tentative in nature for a reconciliation.
    He proved to be the tentative precursor of Romanticism.
    tentative (a) = hypothetical
    It was only a tentative definition.
    tentative (a) = working temporary= Not fully worked out
    We must to work out a tentative agreement that can be executed after acceptance by all parties signatories to this.
    tentative (a) = preliminary, provisional
    They have to make tentative inquiries.
    It rang out a tentative laugh not to be taken seriously.
    tentative (a) = uncertain, unassertive
    Our experiments have led to the tentative conclusion that these mixed solvent systems facilitate cellulose reactions.
    No particular vibrational mode can be suggested at present which might account for the correlation (which must therefore) to be regarded as a tentative one. The underlined text seems unnecessary.
    In addition, the weak band was noted by some workers and assigned tentatively to an additional NH absorption.
    Further evidence bearing on the correctness of the tentatively assigned electrode reaction can be secured. Use definite article.
    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Excepting the first one rest are normal English.

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