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    Following the California earthquake of 1906

    Hi, I'm writing a scientific paper in earthquake engineering. I need to know if this sentence is okay to use in it. I would appreciate your answers.

    "Following the California earthquake of 1906, some researchers, including Reid [2] and Sezawa [3], focused on seismic effects of topography."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Sep-2014 at 14:34. Reason: Separated the queried sentence from the rest of the post

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    Re: Following the California earthquake of 1906

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some or all of the words you are querying. Titles like "Please help" or "Is this correct?" are unhelpful because it means we cannot tell the threads apart.

    The only change I would make to your sentence would be to add "the" before "seismic".

    Note that you are writing a paper on earthquake engineering.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Following the California earthquake of 1906

    I searched for the whole phrase seismic effects of topography and there's only example in Google other than this forum thread.

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    Re: Following the California earthquake of 1906

    Ah. I assumed that I hadn't understood the scientific terminology. Perhaps it should have been "the seismic effects on topography".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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