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    relative pronoun

    Hello, everyone. It is very hot in Japan now.
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    I have a problem about relative pronoun.

    It seems to me that articles and a relative pronoun in the first sentence is incorrect, because "the growth hormones that..." implies some kinds of growth hormones stimulate bone formation and others not. So I try rewriting( the second sentence). Is the second right?





    1. Weightlessness in Space cuts off the growth hormones that usually stimulate bone formation to balance the bone decomposition.

    2. Weightlessness in Space cuts off growth hormones, which usually stimulate bone formation to balance bone decomposition.


    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by mochimochi; 16-Aug-2007 at 12:35.

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    Re: relative pronoun

    The meaning as you have said is different, so it is more a question of science than languae. If some growth hormones do not affect bone formation, then the first is right. If they all do, then yours is.

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    Re: relative pronoun

    Thank you for clear explanation. I understand.

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    Talking Re: relative pronoun

    Mochimochi
    PS:I like your name
    Nice to meet you

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    Re: relative pronoun

    Hi, Veron1
    Glad to hear you like my name.
    Do you know what mochi means in Japanese, or "mochi" means anything in your language?

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    Re: relative pronoun

    Isn't mochi a kind of rice cake

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    Re: relative pronoun

    Yes, mochi is a kind of rice cake. We eat mochi on New Year's Day.
    It tastes very good.

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    Smile Re: relative pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by mochimochi View Post
    Yes, mochi is a kind of rice cake. We eat mochi on New Year's Day.
    It tastes very good.
    You have to write that in my thread"what is the meaning of your real name

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    Re: relative pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    You have to write that in my thread"what is the meaning of your real name
    His/her name would mean "rice cake-rice cake" or "more rice cakes".(just kidding)

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