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    This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    Hello everybody!

    The whole sentence reads:

    This milk has none of the added growth hormones in that the FDA approved for use in the production of milk for sale in supermarkets almost sixty years ago.

    I put in bold type the fragment which is of interest to me.

    In my opinion, it means "This milk contains none of the added growth hormones in produce which the FDA approved for use".

    The previous sentences are as follows:

    Customers can talk with the farmers about their produce, sample lavender lotions, goat's milk or even get a dog made of balloons from the clown! The lucky customers will find unpasteurized, raw goat's milk delivered straight from the farm.

    Maybe "in that" in the fragment under discussion means "since, because" or "in the sence that". If so, there is something wrong with the whole sentence.

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you.

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    No. It's "This milk has none of the added growth hormones in that/which the FDA approved for use ..." The 'that is a relative pronoun; its antecedent is 'added growth hormones. The 'has ....in' has the idea of 'contains.

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    It took me three attempts (before I realised 5jj had worked it out) to fathom what was going on. Had I written that sentence, I would like to think that I would have read it back to myself and then changed "has ... in" to "contains".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    In my opinion, this fragment is not quite properly constructed. Maybe it should be deprived of "in" and read as follows:

    "This milk has none of the added growth hormones that/which the FDA approved for use ..."

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    In my opinion, this fragment is not quite properly constructed. Maybe it should be deprived of "in" and read as follows:

    "This milk has none of the added growth hormones that/which the FDA approved for use ..."
    That would be equally understandable. However, there is nothing grammatically wrong with "has ... in". It just makes for a messy sentence in this example.

    This milk has the growth hormone in.
    This milk does not have the growth hormone in.

    Both of the above are perfectly acceptable sentences and, in my opinion, are better than just using "has/have". Both would be improved by using "contain(s)".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    "This milk does not contain any added growth hormones that/which (the hormones) the FDA approved for use ..." How stupid of me. I myself wrote in post 1 that it meant "contains" in variant 1.

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    Not stupid. You, understandably, read the 'in that' as going together. It confused me the first time I read it.

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    Re: This milk has none of the added FDA approved for use

    It goes to show that no matter how hard one (a non-native) tries to learn a second (not foreign) languages, one may fall into a trap of misunderstanding something. It is comfoting to know that mistakes are made by people who have studied (not learnt) English for a long time.

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