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    bosun is offline Senior Member
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    volunteers used...

    If you see any grammatical mistakes about the underlined parts, can I have your comments?

    1. Researchers have used volunteers to show that driving a car while listening to sport on the radio can slow down reactiong times by as much as 20%

    2. Volunteers were used by researchers to find that driving a car...

    3. Research using volunteers has shown that driving a car.....

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    Re: volunteers used...

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    1. Researchers have used volunteers to show that driving a car while listening to sport on the radio can slow down reactiong times by as much as 20%
    It's possible this could be understood to mean that the volunteers demonstrated/presented this fact - to an audience, for example.
    2. Volunteers were used by researchers to find that driving a car...
    It's possible that this could mean that the volunteers themselves did the research.
    3. Research using volunteers has shown that driving a car.....
    That's better, though. even here, the researcher could be the volunteers.

    My three readings are not very likely, but they are possible.

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