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    #1

    The wings of the mosquitoes...

    Which sentence is correct?

    The wings of the mosquitoes are different from those of other insects in that there are scales on the veins of them.

    The wings of the mosquitoes are different from those of other insects by the presence of scales on the veins of them.
    If neither of them is correct, I would like to know why. Thanks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Feb-2016 at 15:38.

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    #2

    Re: The wings of the mosquitoes...

    Welcome to the forum, auron froth.

    I have changed your thread title to comply with the following posting guideline:

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

    A reply will follow shortly.

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    #3

    Re: The wings of the mosquitoes...

    Quote Originally Posted by auron froth View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    The wings of the mosquitoes are different from those of other insects in that there are scales on the veins of them.

    The wings of the mosquitoes are different from those of other insects by the presence of scales on the veins of them.
    If neither of them is correct, I would like to know why. Thanks.
    I would use the first one but omit "of them" there.

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    #4

    Re: The wings of the mosquitoes...

    I would delete 'the' before 'mosquitos' (the alternative spelling which I prefer).

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    #5

    Re: The wings of the mosquitoes...

    Good point!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Feb-2016 at 22:54. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: The wings of the mosquitoes...

    A click on 'Like' would have sufficed.

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