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    Is the phrase in the sentence correctly used?

    The following is a comprehension question.

    According to the passage, list two factors that had contributed to the Stermers (a species of dinosaurs) surviving their ordeal.

    Is the phrase in bold correct in relation to the rest of the sentence?

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    Re: Is the phrase in the sentence correctly used?

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    No, I don't think it is correct. At least, the position of the preposition is not correct, in my opinion.
    It should be, "List two factors that, according to the passage (= as stated or reported in the passage), had contributed..."
    Hope this can help a native speaker of English.
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    Re: Is the phrase in the sentence correctly used?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Whitman View Post
    It should be, "List two factors that, according to the passage (= as stated or reported in the passage), had contributed..."

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