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    at the time (of performing) the test /at the time (that) the test was being performed

    Hello everybody!

    Suppose we have such a sentence:

    At the time of performing the test, pressure was being maintained between X and y.

    Do you think it is possible to leave out "performing" and write "at the time of the test" so that we arrive at "At the time of the test, pressure was being maintained between X and Y"?

    I think it is but I would be grateful for your opinions.

    Thank you.

    The question in the heading should be "at the time of (performing) the test".
    Last edited by JACEK1; 09-Apr-2014 at 21:27. Reason: correction

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    Re: at the time (of performing) the test /at the time (that) the test was being perfo

    Not only possible but better. If you put a participle in there (as written) it dangles. This would be OK though:
    At the time of performing the test, they didn't know what to expect.
    Can you see why

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