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    Using increasing instead of increased in the "for increased range"

    Hello there,

    Look at the sentence below. The author has used "increased" after "for", but I cannot understand why!?

    Based on my opinion it would have been "increasing." I asked a guy, he told me it's because of the past tense But I don't think so.

    Here is the sentence:

    This created a longer cavity called the pharynx, above the vocal folds, which acts as a resonator for increased range and clarity of the sounds produced via the larynx and the vocal tract.
    Thank you so much,

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    Re: Using increasing instead of increased in the "for increased range"

    Not a teacher.

    I kind of agree with you, and am not sure that the sentence is correct. I would reword this to something like "...vocal folds. The pharynx acts as a resonator, thus increasing the range and clarity..."

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    #3

    Re: Using increasing instead of increased in the "for increased range"

    In the original, "increased" is a past participle used as an adjective. It is correct. "Increasing" would also work.

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    Re: Using increasing instead of increased in the "for increased range"

    Not a teacher.

    @MikeNewYork: Are you sure? There is no compound in that sentence. Perfect participle is normally formed with that: "Having increased the range, the pharynx acted as a resonator." Am I wrong?

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    #5

    Re: Using increasing instead of increased in the "for increased range"

    Yes, I am sure.

    I don't know what compound you are looking for.

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    Re: Using increasing instead of increased in the "for increased range"

    "Having increased the range, the pharynx acted as a resonator." (compound in bold)
    Last edited by postdeborinite; 03-Sep-2015 at 09:07.

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