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    ali_dd is offline Member
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    in that

    Hi,

    Is the use of "in that" in the following sentences correct grammatically and conceptually? If it is not , kindly suggest ways to make it clearer.

    With regard to the test in the Wind tunnel, there is need to have some special equipment for testing the VTB in that.


    A reviewer of the paper asks us testing a Blade (VTB=varaible thickness blade) in wind tunnel of our university, but I want to say him that we have not some special equipment (are not available) for testing this blade and this can be our future research. we have not only some equipment. In other words, We have to buy them for testing the VTB in the wind tunnel. My present research is numerical method, not exprimental (Wind tunnel).

    My meaning of "that" is Wind tunnel.

    Thanks,

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    Re: in that

    Ali_dd, RobertJ didn't say this explicitly. Since you asked, "in that" was not correct in your original post.
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    Re: in that

    With regard to the test in the Wind tunnel, there is need to have some special equipment for testing the VTB in that.
    "That" is correct there if it receives emphasis. Compare: "We can test the VTB in many things, but we don't have the right equipment to test it in that."

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    Re: in that

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    "That" is correct there if it receives emphasis. Compare: "We can test the VTB in many things, but we don't have the right equipment to test it in that."
    It's fine in spoken English but I would not advise using it in formal written English.
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    Re: in that

    It's fine in spoken English but I would not advise using it in formal written English.
    It's fine in written English, too, provided it receives emphasis. Using italics helps.

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    Re: in that

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    It's fine in written English, too, provided it receives emphasis. Using italics helps.
    I agree, but I wouldn't use that kind of writing in an academic paper.
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