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    A simple question about "such as"

    I am writing an academic paper, and want to use "such as". Is it correct to use such as like this?
    "A low-cost acellular technique such as DTT assay has also been widely-applied to measure the oxidative potential of PM."
    Why "such as" can be used after an "a ..."?
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    Re: A simple question about "such as"

    Your use of such as is correct. I don't understand this though: Why "such as" can be used after an "a ..."?


    You should phrase the question like this: Why can "such as" be used after an "a..."? However, I still don't understand it.
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    Re: A simple question about "such as"

    A low-cost acellular technique such as DTT assay has also been widely-applied to measure the oxidative potential of PM

    Should the underlined part be a noun i.e."measuring" or "the measurement of"?
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    Re: A simple question about "such as"

    No, it's fine as it is. You should remove the hyphen in widely applied though.
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    Re: A simple question about "such as"

    I disagree.

    I ONE technique is being used (As suggested by "A ... technique, singular) then "such as" is not correct.

    If several techniques are being used, and DDT assay is only one of them, then the first part is wrong.

    What is the case?
    There is one technique, and that technique is DDT assay?
    There is one technique, and it's similar to DDT assay (used as the example because your reader would be familiar with), but not exactly that?
    There are several techniques, and DDT assay is one of them?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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