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    Question Conditional

    "Should the higher dose has a bigger impact on the environment compared to the lower dose and should the effets' difference be statistically significant yet unreasonable, one ought to consider recommending the lower dose."

    Hi, I find this sentence tricky, but I have tried to make it a bit fancy. Have I done it well?
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    Re: Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    "Should the higher dose has a bigger impact on the environment compared to the lower dose and should the effets' difference be statistically significant yet unreasonable, one ought to consider recommending the lower dose."
    Hi, I find this sentence tricky, but I have tried to make it a bit fancy. Have I done it well?
    Thanks,
    Nyggus
    Should the higher dose (has)have a bigger impact
    'have' here is to be non-finite.

    'compared to' or just simply 'than'.
    compared to the lower one. Avoid repeating words.
    Also I would omit the second 'should'.
    Yet should be still I think.

    'effects'' must be a typo.

    and the difference in their effects be stat. sign... .

    Should the higher dose have a bigger impact on the environment than the lower one and the difference in their effects be statistically significant still unreasonable, the lower dose ought to be recommended.

    I put it in passive to evade the problem of using two one's referring to two different things.

    Best wishes,

    Svartnik
    Last edited by svartnik; 16-Jul-2006 at 11:26.

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    Re: Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik
    Should the higher dose (has)have a bigger impact
    'have' here is to be non-finite.
    Agree.

    'compared to' or just simply 'than'.
    I like 'compared to' more in this sentence.

    compared to the lower one. Avoid repeating words.
    I think it would be difficult to find that 'one' refers to the dose, so I would stay with 'dose'.

    Also I would omit the second 'should'.
    Well, the second 'should' adds emphasis and clarifies the sentence, I think.

    Yet should be still I think.
    I'm not sure -- it doesn't sound natural to me. Maybe 'though' would work here (though I think yet is better and has a slightly different meaning), but not still.

    'effects'' must be a typo.
    Yes, indeed it was!

    and the difference in their effects be stat. sign... .
    Rather 'the difference between their effects'.

    Then, I would stay with
    "Should the higher dose have a bigger impact on the environment compared to the lower dose, and should the difference between their effects be statistically significant yet unreasonable, one ought to consider recommending the lower one."

    I've added the comma before 'and should' and changed the last 'dose' to 'one'.

    Best wishes,
    Svartnik
    Thanks!

    Any other teachers would like to help me?

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    Question Re: Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Any other teachers would like to help me?


    "Should the higher dose have a bigger impact on the environment compared to the lower dose, and should the difference between their effects be statistically significant yet unreasonable, one ought to consider recommending the lower one."

    Is it fine?
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    Re: Conditional

    What do you mean by 'unreasonable' here?

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    Re: Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    What do you mean by 'unreasonable' here?
    'unimportant from the practical point of view' -- now I see it's a totally wrong usage. Then:
    "Should the higher dose have a bigger impact on the environment compared to the lower dose, and should the difference between their effects be statistically significant yet unimportant from the practical point of view, one ought to consider recommending the lower one."

    And now?
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    Re: Conditional

    OK, that makes sense.

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