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    investigations over or into or regarding or about

    Hello.

    And police inMpulungu have arrested the owner of the boat to help with investigations overthe ferry accident in which 28 people survived.


    In my opinion, the sentence in question means that "And police inMpulungu have arrested the owner of the boat in order to help with investigations intothe ferry accident in which 28 people survived.


    What do you think?

    Thank you.

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    Re: investigations over or into or regarding or about

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello.

    And police in (space) Mpulungu have arrested the owner of the boat to help with investigation of (space) the ferry accident, which 28 people survived.


    In my opinion, the sentence in question means that "And police in (space) Mpulungu have arrested the owner of the boat in order to help with investigation of (space) the ferry accident, which 28 people survived.

    What do you think?

    Thank you.
    They mean exactly the same thing. The original version is better because it's more concise.

    Make "investigation" singular.
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    Re: investigations over or into or regarding or about

    I agree.

    For future reference, one of the "paste" options strips formatting from the pasted text. I think that option also corrects the forum editor's habit of failing to replace line breaks with spaces.
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