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    Since the aim of the study was to involve future health care providers

    Hi to all lovely teachers!
    I have few sentences for your kind attention. I've corrected them according to my limited knowledge of English grammar.

    1. Since the study involved future health care providers, two higher learning institutions which represent both public and private universities were selected from this area based on the medical and health sciences courses that were offered in those institutions.

    2. (My version) Since the aim of the study was to involve future health care providers, two higher learning institutions representing both public and private universities were selected from this area based on the medical and health sciences courses that were offered in those institutions.

    3. Most of these students lacked awareness of their future consequences and majority of them had unprotected sex with multiple partners.
    4. (My version) Most of these students lacked the awareness of their future consequences and majority of them had unprotected sex with multiple partners.

    I look forward to receiving a positive response from all of you!

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    Last edited by mektok; 22-Nov-2016 at 01:43. Reason: correction

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    #2

    Re: help me on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by mektok View Post
    1. Since the study involved future healthcare providers, two higher-learning institutions which represent both public and private universities were selected from this area based on the medical and health-sciences courses that were offered in those institutions.

    3. Most of these students lacked awareness of the potential ir future consequences of their actions, and the majority of them had unprotected sex with multiple partners.
    #2 is not a better version of #1.
    #4 is not a better version of #3.

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    Re: Since the aim of the study was to involve future health care providers

    I have changed your thread title. You posted this thread (twice) with the title "help me on these sentences" (grammatically incorrect, by the way). Titles must include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking about.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Nov-2016 at 16:06.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: help me on these sentences

    I would say:

    Most of those students lacked awareness of the possible consequences of their actions, and the majority of them had had unprotected sex with multiple partners.

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    Re: help me on these sentences

    Marvellous Tarheel, I really appreciate it. May I know why we use "had had" instead of "had" only? Is it because we want to emphasize it?
    And one more thing, why "help me on these sentences" is grammatically wrong? I have seen people use this as their subject.

    kind regards,

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    Re: help me on these sentences

    It should be "Help me with these sentences" but it's inappropriate as a thread title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: help me on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by mektok View Post
    Marvellous Tarheel, I really appreciate it. May I know why we use "had had" instead of "had" only? Is it because we want to emphasize it?
    And one more thing, why "help me on these sentences" is grammatically wrong? I have seen people use this as their subject.

    kind regards,
    "Why" questions are always much harder to answer than "what" questions. (Maybe I will come up with an answer if I sleep on it.) In any case, it is not for emphasis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I would say:

    Most of those students lacked awareness of the possible consequences of their actions, and the majority of them had had unprotected sex with multiple partners.
    In short, it's past perfect. For a fuller explanation see: www.quickanddirtytips.com and see: "When Are Double Words OK?".

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    Re: help me on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I would say:

    Most of those students lacked awareness of the possible consequences of their actions, and the majority of them had had unprotected sex with multiple partners.
    Upon further consideration, I have decided you don't need the second "had" in that sentence. (It is simple past and not past perfect.)

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