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    #1

    terminate in the extremities

    "Stress in the neck can affect nerves that originate in the spinal cord, but terminate in the extremities."

    Is "terminate in the extremities" talking about those nerves or the stress?


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    Re: terminate in the extremities

    It means that the effects will be felt as pain or discomfort or interference in movement in the arms/hands or legs/feet.

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    Re: terminate in the extremities

    Thanks for your reply. But I can't connect your explanation to the original text...

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    Re: terminate in the extremities

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "Stress in the neck can affect nerves that originate in the spinal cord, but terminate in the extremities."

    Is "terminate in the extremities" talking about those nerves or the stress?
    Originate is the beginning and terminate is the end. So it refers to nerves. Instead of that you can use the relative pronoun which. The relative pronoun here refers to nerves as the subject of the relative clause.

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