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    using "give us sense" correctly

    hello

    Am I using "give us sense" correctly ?

    the distribution of landslides gives us sense that
    most of the landslides coincide with certain rock.

    regards

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    Re: using "give us sense" correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by orkun View Post
    hello

    Am I using "give us sense" correctly ?

    The distribution of landslides gives us a sense that
    most of the landslides coincide with certain rock.

    regards
    "give us a sense".
    This is correct, but I wouldn't use it in this particular example. The distribution of landslides as an indication that a certain type of rock is involved sounds too scientific to be called "a sense" of something.


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    Re: using "give us sense" correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "give us a sense".
    This is correct, but I wouldn't use it in this particular example. The distribution of landslides as an indication that a certain type of rock is involved sounds too scientific to be called "a sense" of something.
    thank you

    one more structure I always hesitate
    does " rock is involved " mean < related rock > or < rock concerned> ?


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    Re: using "give us sense" correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by orkun View Post
    thank you

    one more structure I always hesitate
    does " rock is involved " mean < related rock > or < rock concerned> ?

    We found that a specific type of rock was involved in the landslides.
    We found that a specific type of rock was concerned.
    (Not as good in this case, but it generally means a similar thing).
    We found that the landslides were related to this specific type of rock.
    The occurrence of landslides correlates positively with this type of rock.

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