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    we review evidence showing

    In this section, we review evidence showing that the duration of effective daily practice that can be sustained for long periods is limited, and that according to teachers and training instructions, it is necessary to maintain full attention during the entire period of deliberate practice.
    (The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance; K. Anders Ericsson, Ralf Th. Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Romer)

    Is it possible to read it in two ways:

    1) we review evidence showing that
    2) we review evidence showing that

    Thanks.

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    Re: we review evidence showing

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Is it possible to read it in two ways:

    1) we review evidence showing that
    2) we review evidence showing that
    I an't see the differences you are trying to show, I'm afraid.

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    Re: we review evidence showing

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I an't see the differences you are trying to show, I'm afraid.
    Nor can I. "We review the evidence." "The evidence shows." That's what it means to me.

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    #4

    Re: we review evidence showing

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I an't see the differences you are trying to show, I'm afraid.
    I ain't sure now there's the differences myself.

    I saw him going home:

    1) I was going home and that's when I saw him.
    2) He was going home and I saw him doing that.

    We review evidence showing that:

    1) We review evidence and show that.
    2) We review evidence that shows that.

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: we review evidence showing

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    I ain't sure now there's the differences myself.
    Please don't use "ain't". It's not correct English. 5jj's "ant" was a typo and he meant to say "can't".

    I saw him going home:

    1) I was going home and that's when I saw him.
    2) He was going home and I saw him doing that.

    We review evidence showing that:

    1) We review evidence and show that.
    2) We review evidence that shows that.

    Thanks.
    I think I understand the two ways you are reading the sentence about evidence:

    - We review the evidence. The evidence we are reviewing [already] shows that ...
    - We review the evidence. By reviewing it, we then show that ...

    In my opinion, your original sentence means the first one. In order for it to mean the second, I would add a comma after "evidence" - "We review evidence, showing that ..."

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    #6

    Re: we review evidence showing

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    I saw him going home:

    1) I was going home and that's when I saw him. That's possible but, I think, less likely than #2. With that intended meaning, we'd be more likely to say I saw him while I was going home.
    2) He was going home and I saw him doing that. Likely.

    We review evidence showing that:

    1) We review evidence and show that. Very unlikely. If the writers were to use those words, they'd almost certainly put a comma before 'showing'.
    2) We review evidence that shows that. That's the most likely interpretation - which is one reason why moderately careful writers would not express the other thought in these words.
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