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    exist

    Hello,
    does it make sense to use the word "exist" in the following senstence?

    To some extent a variation of the use exists; however, the variation is not as high as compared with scaffolding as previously mentioned.

    what do you think??

    Thank you,

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    Re: exist

    ----- I am not an ESL teacher -----

    Quote Originally Posted by doingresearch View Post
    Hello,
    does it make sense to use the word "exist" in the following senstence?

    To some extent a variation of the use exists; however, the variation is not as high as compared with scaffolding as previously mentioned.

    what do you think??

    Thank you,

    It is correct to use exist here. But I would change the variation to that variation. But still the second part of your sentence looks strange. Could you rephrase it?

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    Re: exist

    I, too, see no problem with "exist" as you've used it, but I'm very confused by the sentence overall. If you could provide more context I'd be happy to take another look.

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    Re: exist

    Thank you,
    i would rephrase the sentense from this.

    To some extent a variation of the use exists; however, the variation is not as high as compared with scaffolding as previously mentioned

    to:
    To some extent a variation of use exists; however, that variation is not much compared with the term "scaffolding" (section 2.1).

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