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    #1

    as suggested by John

    1) Aren't these substances used in the fabrication of microchips as well as in that of car engines, as suggested by John?
    2) Aren't these substances used in the fabrication of microchips as well as in that of car engines as suggested by John?

    Which of these sentences correspond to which of the cases below:

    a) John has suggested that the substances are used in the fabrication of microchips and in that of car engines.

    b) John has suggested that the substances are used in the fabrication of car engines.

    c) John has suggested a particular manner in which the substances are used in the fabrication of car engines.

    d) John has suggested a particular manner in which the substances are used in the fabrication of car engines and in that of microchips.

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    Navi.

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    Re: as suggested by John

    You need the comma. The meaning is ambiguous. John may have suggested either a or b. There is nothing that suggests c or d as a meaning.

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