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    felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family

    Main : In several studies, for instance, Internet users reported that they kept in touch with siblings and other relatives several times a week and felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family more than contact by phone (did).

    Which of this analysis is correct before felt? The parallelism is much confusing.


    1) In several studies, for instance, Internet users reported that they kept in touch with siblings and other relatives several times a week and (Internet users) felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family more than contact by phone (did).


    2) In several studies, for instance, Internet users reported that they kept in touch with siblings and other relatives several times a week and (Internet users reported that they) felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family more than contact by phone (did).
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    Re: felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family

    Analysis 2 is correct. Internet users reported that they (a) kept in touch and (b) felt email allowed them to keep in touch.

    The noun following several has to be plural. Write several studies.
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    Re: felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family

    I suppose the following changes will help to be less confusing.

    In several studies, for instance, Internet users reported that they kept in touch with siblings and other relatives several times a week and that they felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family more than contact by phone (did).
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 12-Sep-2017 at 08:22. Reason: fixed typos . Thanks Emsr2d2
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    Re: felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    I suppose the following changes will help to be less confusing.

    In several studies, for instance, Internet users reported that they kept in touch with siblings and other relatives several times a week and that they felt email allowed them to keep in touch with family more than contact by phone (did).
    That's much better. The final did is, in my opinion, necessary. This wording is a further improvement: email allowed them to keep in touch with family better​ than contact by phone did.
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