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    Question Because

    "We may distinguish two main approaches to postulating these relationships. ('Postulating' because at the very beginning of a study we do not know which of the relationships are true, but we may postulate which of them may be true.)"

    Are these sentences OK in academic writing? I would like them to: but am not sure whether this 'postulating'-clause is fine in this use, as it is a sentence fragment.


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    Re: Because

    these relationships ('postulating' because at the very beginning... may be true).

    I would remove the comma, de-capitalize "postulating", and put the full stop after the second bracket.

    If you want to leave your original, it too is acceptable. The sentence in the brackets is a full and comprehensible one.


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