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    and may be a factor in disease causation.

    Webster's Dictionary defines stress as "a physical, emotional or chemical factor that causes bodily or metal tension and may be a factor in disease causation."

    Can following be concluded from the sentence above?

    Webster's Dictionary defines stress as "a physical, emotional or chemical factor that causes bodily or metal tension and (a factor) that may be a factor in disease causation."
    Last edited by sania-baharat; 06-Oct-2017 at 10:04.

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    Are you sure it said "metal", not "mental"? Whilst you can cause stress to metal, it doesn't cause disease!
    Last edited by teechar; 06-Oct-2017 at 19:25. Reason: changed full stop to question mark
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    So did I.
    But I detected ems's typo.

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you sure it said "metal", not "mental". Whilst you can cause stress to metal, it doesn't cause disease!
    I am so sorry Emsr2d2. Thanks so much for correcting me. I had read the context three times to avoid typos before posting it. I am really being careless these days.

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    But I detected ems's typo.
    Thanks tzfujimino. I've fixed the punctuation. Is that what you meant?

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Yes, but why change the original?
    I believe the OP is using paraphrasing as a way to confirm their understanding of the definition.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    I don’t want to change the original sentence. I just wanted to understand how the sentence formed. This will help me to understand the definition better.

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    Re: and may be a factor in disease causation.

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    I don’t want to change the original sentence. I just wanted to understand how the sentence formed. This will help me to understand the definition better.
    ..how the sentence was formed.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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