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    noun problems

    Hi, everyone.

    Everytime I read a sentence like below, I get confused because I don't know how to divide the nouns.

    Finally, academic scientists and leaders in biotech, medical imaging and big drug companies recognize "there is more to AD than B-amyloid alone," the paper concludes.

    Question: Who recognize "there is more to AD"? Are they;

    1. academic scientists, leaders in biotech, medical imaging and big drug companies, or

    2. academic scientits, leaders in (biotech, medical imaging and big drug companies)?

    Which words does "leaders" modify?

    Thank you,
    Higurashi

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    Re: noun problems

    It's academic scientists and leaders in these areas:

    biotech,
    medical imaging and
    big drug companies

    They all recognize "there is more to AD than B-amyloid alone."

    All the best.

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    Re: noun problems

    Quote Originally Posted by higurashi View Post
    Hi, everyone.

    Everytime I read a sentence like below, I get confused because I don't know how to divide the nouns.

    Finally, academic scientists and leaders in biotech, medical imaging and big drug companies recognize "there is more to AD than B-amyloid alone," the paper concludes.

    Question: Who recognize "there is more to AD"? Are they;

    1. academic scientists, leaders in biotech, medical imaging and big drug companies, or

    2. academic scientits, leaders in (biotech, medical imaging and big drug companies)?

    Which words does "leaders" modify?

    Thank you,
    Higurashi
    It probably doesn't matter much because, as Cas said, they all agree. In my reading, "academic scientists" is one group and "leaders in biotech companies, medical imaging companies, and big drug companies" is the other group. I say this because academic scientists tend to work for universities and/or teaching hospitals, not for companies.

    BY the way, AD probably stands for Alzheimer's Disease because of the reference to B-amyloid.


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    Re: noun problems

    Thank you, Casiopea-san and Mikenew York-san!

    Higurashi

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    Re: noun problems

    Quote Originally Posted by higurashi View Post
    Thank you, Casiopea-san and Mikenew York-san!

    Higurashi
    You're welcome, Higurashi-san.

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