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    Correct use of the adverb "respectively"

    Hi there!

    Is my use of the adverb "respectively" below correct, please?


    "The results of the three items 39, 44 and 45 show that approximately 79%, 80% and 85% of the respondents, respectively, were in the range of agreement, whereas only approximately 6%, 3% and 2%, respectively, were in the range of disagreement. Additionally, 15%, 17% and 13% of the respondents, respectively, felt that they have not experienced this strategy and not sure if it is motivating or demotivating."

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    Re: Correct use of the adverb "respectively"

    How about this version?

    The results show that approximately 79%, 80% and 85% of the respondents agreed, whereas only approximately 6%, 3% and 2% disagreed on the items 39, 44 and 45, respectively. Additionally, 15%, 17% and 13% of the respondents felt that they have not experienced strategies from statements 39, 44 and 45, respectively and not sure they are motivating or demotivating.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Correct use of the adverb "respectively"

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdelhameed View Post
    How about this version?

    The results show that approximately 79%, 80% and 85% of the respondents agreed, whereas only approximately 6%, 3% and 2% disagreed on the items 39, 44 and 45, respectively. Additionally, 15%, 17% and 13% of the respondents felt that they have not experienced strategies from statements 39, 44 and 45, respectively and not sure they are motivating or demotivating.

    What do you think?
    I prefer the first sentence in this version, but I would eliminate "the" before "items 39...". The adverb "respectively" is used correctly. I do not understand "experienced strategies" in the second sentence.

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    Re: Correct use of the adverb "respectively"

    Your uses of respectively are correct. But as a person who concentrated on mathematics and statistics at university, I feel that the first is much more likely to be written by someone who understands those fields, and the second by someone who does not.
    Last edited by probus; 18-Oct-2013 at 05:50.

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