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    present simple or present perfect

    Dear experts, could you tell which of the two sentences below is gramatically correct, if any:

    1. It has been found out that only around 22% of all people who are in continued contact with the tuberculosis bacteria get infected.

    2. It has been found out that only around 22% of all people who have been in continued contact with the tuberculosis bacteria have got infected.

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    #2

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    continued contact - I'd use something like prolonged contact.
    the tuberculosis bacteria- I'd use the tuberculosis bacterium or tuberculosis bacteria (I don't know if there is just one kind or more, but the + plural without further context sounds too specific to me.)

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    #3

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    "It has been found that...", not "It has been found out..."

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    #4

    Re: present simple or present perfect

    Thanks a lot! What about the tense?

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    #5

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    Like Tdol, I would prefer tuberculosis bacteria (without the).


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    #6

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    As a non-teacher I prefer #1.

    "Got infected" doesn't ring well to my American ear, cause we'd use "gotten infected." But the first sentence is the best anyway.

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    #7

    Re: present simple or present perfect

    Thank you very much! You were most helpful!

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