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    #1

    double comparison

    Hi teacher,

    Is it correct if I write like this "The more specific a comment was, the more likely it was to be accepted for revision"? (The context of this sentence is when a person comments on your writing, if the comment is clear and specific, it will be easier for the author to follow that comment)

    Thank you very much

    Jenny

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    #2

    Re: double comparison

    Yes, it's OK.

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    #3

    Re: double comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny Nguyen View Post
    Hi teacher,

    Is it correct if I write like this "The more specific a comment was, the more likely it was to be accepted for revision"? (The context of this sentence is when a person comments on your writing, if the comment is clear and specific, it will be easier for the author to follow that comment)

    Thank you very much

    Jenny
    Hello,

    Well, I'm just a non-native retired teacher, so I'm not one of this Forum's teachers. Besides, I'm making my debut as Forum member.

    I think your quoted expression is right. However, I may offer a suggestion in the expectation that it will be corrected by any of the Forum's teachers.
    My suggestion: "The more specific a comment was, the more likely it was that they accepted it for revision".

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    #4

    Re: double comparison

    I like "accepted as a revision." The comment is not being revised, something else is being revised based on the comment.

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    #5

    Re: double comparison

    The more specific the comment, the more likely it will be accepted for revision.


    --lotus

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    #6

    Re: double comparison

    I like Dave's version better. "Accepted for revision" sounds as if the comment will be revised.

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