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    how to understand this

    Work on the material--shrilk is continuing in the lab. The inventors said the material becomes flexible when wet, so they are exploring ways to use it in wet environments.

    According to the sentence, can we say " the inventors are testing shrilk's use in wet conditions."?


    I think both underlined sentences are not exactly the same.

    What does a native think of it?

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    Re: how to understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Work on the material--shrilk is continuing in the lab. The inventors said the material becomes flexible when wet, so they are exploring ways to use it in wet environments.

    According to the sentence, can we say " the inventors are testing shrilk's use in wet conditions."?


    I think both underlined sentences are not exactly the same.
    I agree with you. the first sentence says that they are exploring ways to use it and the second sentence says that they are testing it. Exploring is not the same as testing. When you explore an idea, you think of different ways to do a thing. When you test a material, you subject the material to various conditions.

    What does a native (native-speaker, or, more correctly a native-speaker of English) think of it?

    Jason
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