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    #1

    Is this correct?

    Dear Teachers,

    Could anyone please tell me if this is correct:

    The idea I want to express is 'something is justified by X, Y, and Z':

    1. ... justified by the information that the wife is young and pretty, and that she is whispering.
    2. ... justified by the information that the wife is young and pretty, and by? that she is whispering.

    Which of these is grammatical?

    Thank you.

    Csika

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Neither is grammatical. They are not complete sentences.



    A better title would have been
    'something is justified by X, Y, and Z'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    Rover


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    Re: Is this correct?

    ..and what do you mean by 'whispering? Young and pretty are characteristics; whispering isn't.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Csika, as Rover_KE mentions, your request doesn't include a complete sentence. Therefore it is extremely difficult for us to make an accurate assessment of your problem.

    I suspect, but cannot be sure, that what you wish to express is the following:

    ... justified by the information that the wife is young and pretty, and by the fact that she is whispering.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    But bear in mind, Csika, that 'whispering' isn't a characteristic. What catalan suggested may be what you want, but perhaps you need an adjective like 'softly-spoken'.

    b

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