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    Question Sentence Structure

    I don't understand sentence structure which i get quoted passage below in the academic article. Does it have to be "was" that i indicated place?

    "The difference (was) in trough effect with indacaterol of 170–180 mL relative to placebo after 12 and 26 weeks exceeded the pre-specified 120 mL clinically important active–placebo difference, and there was no loss of bronchodilator effect over the course of the study."

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    Re: Sentence Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    I don't understand sentence the structure of the sentence below which i get quoted passage below in the is taken from an academic article. Does it have to be Is "was" correct that where I have indicated? place?

    "The difference (was) in trough effect with indacaterol of 170–180 mL relative to placebo after 12 and 26 weeks exceeded the pre-specified 120 mL clinically important active–placebo difference, and there was no loss of bronchodilator effect over the course of the study."
    I can't make any sense of the quoted sentence but maybe that's because I don't understand the technical terminology. However, it appears to be grammatically incorrect at first glance.

    Please see my corrections to the rest of your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sentence Structure

    The addition of "was" is wrong.

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    The difference in trough effect etc." is a noun phrase (NP) and the subject or head of the sentence. It exceeded "the pre-specified etc.", another NP. I hope that helps.
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    Re: Sentence Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The addition of "was" is wrong.

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    The difference in trough effect etc." is a noun phrase (NP) and the subject or head of the sentence. It exceeded "the pre-specified etc.", another NP. I hope that helps.
    I now understand with your helps. Thank you emsr2d2 for you emending my mistakes. I'd like to show my sincere thanks to you for all of your help and replies.

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    Re: Sentence Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    I now understand with help from both of you. your helps. Thank you emsr2d2 for you amending correcting my mistakes. I'd like to show my sincere thanks to you for all of your help and replies.
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    #6

    Re: Sentence Structure

    Arthur, you cannot keep giving your threads the same unhelpful titles.

    The difference (was) in trough effect would have been a good title for this one.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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