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    It is no small achievement that Tamil Naduís cadaveric donation rate for organs was reported last year to be nearly ten times the rate for India as a whole.

    Can we write above sentence as,

    It is no small achievement that Tamil Naduís cadaveric donation rate for organs was reported last year was nearly ten times the rate for India as a whole.
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    Re: cadaveric

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    It is no small achievement that Tamil Nadu’s cadaveric donation rate for organs was reported last year to be nearly ten times the rate for India as a whole.

    Can we write above sentence as,

    It is no small achievement that Tamil Nadu’s cadaveric donation rate for organs was reported last year was nearly ten times the rate for India as a whole.
    Thanks
    No. Why do you want to repeat "was"?

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    Re: cadaveric

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    It is no small achievement that Tamil Nadu’s cadaveric donation rate for organs was reported last year to be nearly ten times the rate for India as a whole.

    Can we write above sentence as,

    It is no small achievement that Tamil Nadu’s cadaveric donation rate for organs was reported last year was nearly ten times the rate for India as a whole.
    Thanks
    I'd change "cadaveric donation rate" to "cadaver donation rate". If it's ten times that of India as a whole, it sounds quite healthy, not cadaveric at all!

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    Re: cadaveric

    Thanks for the reply.
    I generally do this type of mistake, so I would kindly ask to you give some tutorial on "how to avoid repetition of was".
    Thanks

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    #5

    Re: cadaveric

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Thanks for the reply.
    I generally do this type of mistake, so I would kindly ask to you give some tutorial on "how to avoid repetition of was".
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    Well, if you look at the original sentence you will see that that is exactly how to avoid the repetition of "was"! Use "was" and then use "to be". I am not saying this is a general rule. The words you use will depend entirely on context, situation, tense etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: cadaveric

    Thanks.
    Would you like to suggest some grammar topics I need to command on, to improve on these types of error?

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