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    On-time inoculation allows us to decrease the populationís morbidity 1.4-1.7 times

    Dear friends,

    Below there is a sentence from my technical paper:

    "On-time inoculation allows us to decrease the populationís morbidity 1.4-1.7 times or even more, reduce the death rate from influenza and influenza-associated death rate from somatic diseases".

    I have a few questions about this sentence:

    1) Is "on-time" coorect her? The intended meaning is inoculation given before the beginning (outbreak of the epidemics).

    2) Do I need any preposition between "morbidity" and "1.4-1.7 times"? For example, "morbidity by 1.4-1.7 times".

    3) Does "influenza-assocoiated" sound fine here?

    Thanks

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    Re: On-time inoculation allows us to decrease the populationís morbidity 1.4-1.7 time

    1. Yes.
    2. No, not needed.
    3. Yes.

    Your original sentence would be better as two sentences.

    "On-time inoculation allows us to decrease the population’s morbidity 1.4-1.7 times or even more. It also reduces the death rate from influenza and influenza-associated death rate from somatic diseases".

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    Re: On-time inoculation allows us to decrease the populationís morbidity 1.4-1.7 time

    I am not a teacher.

    Here's another opinion.

    1. I'd prefer 'timely'.
    2. Yes, use 'by'.
    3. Yes.

    The two-sentence version is better.

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