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    Can we use "researches" to substitute "studies"?

    The results of these clinical studies were remarkably consistent.

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    Re: Can we use "researches" to substitute "studies"?

    Why? "Clinical studies" is a common expression.

    "Researches" is an unusual word, not commonly found in the plural.

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    Re: Can we use "researches" to substitute "studies"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Why? "Clinical studies" is a common expression.

    "Researches" is an unusual word, not commonly found in the plural.
    I didn't even know that "researches" is used as a noun, but there are quite a number of examples on COCA, though "studies" (79586 results) is far more common. I must admit though, that some examples were of "researches" used as a verb, not as a noun.

    This research is significant for three reasons. First of all, it offers data for further researches.

    Researches also showed that they couldn't communicate well with counseling instructors and mentors, and receive needed support. The results indicated that mentors and the programs had a great influence on student teachers in reflecting professional knowledge (Woullard &; Coats, 2004; Shen, 2002; U.S. Department of Education, 2002).
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    Re: Can we use "researches" to substitute "studies"?

    I wonder how many of those were written by native speakers. It's so uncommon that I would have said it was wrong, like "I could use some advices."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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