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    #1

    that uses / using / applied using

    1. "Shiatsu" is a Japanese massage therapy that uses pressure on specific acupuncture points to activate the body's energy system.

    2. "Shiatsu" is a Japanese massage therapy using pressure on ...

    3. "Shiatsu" is a Japanese massage therapy applied using pressure on ...

    In the above three sentences, which ones are correct?
    I think 2 is incorrect (or at least awkward).

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    #2

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    I prefer the first. The second is, as you said, awkward.

    The third is incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The third is incorrect.
    Is it still incorrect if I add "by" to 3? (Is that because the chice of the verb "apply" is incorrect?)

    4. "Shiatsu" is a Japanese massage therapy applied by using pressure on ...

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    #4

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    No. ...massage performed by applying pressure ...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No. ...massage performed by applying pressure ...
    It's a little unclear to what you are saying "No". (It could be to "Is it still incorrect...?" or to "Is that because...?" or to Sentence 4.)
    But I take it that you meant Sentence 4 is incorrect because the verb that modifies "massage" should be "perform", not "apply".
    Please tell me if I'm wrong.

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    #6

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    I would say it is still incorrect with "by". Did you mean number 3?

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    #7

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    Thank you for your response.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would say it is still incorrect with "by".
    Could you tell me why?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Did you mean number 3?
    I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are referring to by this question.

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    #8

    Re: that uses / using / applied using

    I would use:

    1. Shiatsu is a Japanese massage therapy which uses pressure on ...

    2 and 3 are incorrect.
    I would not use number 4 at all. I cannot find a way of making "... massage therapy, applied ..." into a grammatical English sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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