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    A tireless activist since college, Mary-Claire King has blended her career as a geneticist with her deep sense of humanity, becoming a role model for generations of young women scientist everywhere.

    I rephrased above sentence, Which of the below sentence is correct?

    1. A tireless activist since college, Mary-Claire King has blended her career as a geneticist with her deep sense of humanity by becoming a role model for generations of young women scientist everywhere.

    2. A tireless activist since college, Mary-Claire King has blended her career as a geneticist with her deep sense of humanity. This cause her to become a role model for generations of young women scientist everywhere.

    If both is incorrect, then what should it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    A tireless activist since college, Mary-Claire King has blended her career as a geneticist with her deep sense of humanity, becoming a role model for generations of young women scientist everywhere.

    I rephrased above sentence, Which of the below sentence is correct?

    1. A tireless activist since college, Mary-Claire King has blended her career as a geneticist with her deep sense of humanity by becoming a role model for generations of young women scientist everywhere.

    2. A tireless activist since college, Mary-Claire King has blended her career as a geneticist with her deep sense of humanity. This cause her to become a role model for generations of young women scientist everywhere.

    If both is incorrect, then what should it be?
    2 would be correct if you changed "cause" to "caused". 1 is not correct.

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    Re: become

    Neither is correct with "generations of young women scientist". You need the plural "scientists".

    Note that your final question should be "If both are​ incorrect ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: become

    May I simply say 'This made her a role model ...' in 2?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: become

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I simply say 'This made her a role model ...' in 2?

    Not a teacher.
    Yes.

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