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    #11

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

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    Thus, nuclear power has its merits, and it can meet people's energy needs to some extent.

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    #12

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

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    However, there are some disadvantages TO nuclear power. Though sophisticated equipment is used, and well-trained scientists and workers are assigned to produce nuclear power, things can and do go wrong.

    Please note that "equipment" is a noncount noun.

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    #13

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

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    A case in point is the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which has far-reaching ramifications.

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    #14

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

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    According to research, the nuclear disaster has resulted in radiation leaks that affected hundreds of thousands of people, and many of those people will develop cancer as a result. Also, there is the problem of water pollution.

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    #15

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

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    In addition, solar and other forms of energy can be used without limit, and they are easily controlled.

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    #16

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Second paragraph. First sentence.

    You start off with the abominable "Needless to say" . . . .
    When it's needless to say, don't say it! Only say what needs saying.

    And it's not "new clear." It's "nuclear."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #17

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

    As for the last paragraph, you had to end it some way. And you could have done worse.

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    #18

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

    Thanks! I realized I have been pursuing long and complicated sentences, which entail many grammar mistakes. Thanks again!

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    #19

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

    "Needless to say" could be helpful as conjunction, and it could make your writing more constructive. I have seen many books recommend this little trick, notwithstanding I know it is futile. Could you provide some other contextual information?
    Last edited by Zhao Qingyu; 30-May-2016 at 09:43.

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    #20

    Re: Writing about nuclear power

    I've been "off" for a couple of days, so I didn't know what was here. As for your question, I'm going to have to think about it.

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