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    Question Repetition of "one of the..."

    "Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is one of the most often used."

    First of all, is this repetition of "one of" clumsy? If so, how could the sentence be rewritten to avoid it without altering the meaning?

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    Smile Re: Repetition of "one of the..."

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    Yes it's awkward rather wordy and redandant
    I think you can rewrite it like this:

    Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is the most often used one."







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    Re: Repetition of "one of the..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    Hi
    Yes it's awkward rather wordy and redandant
    I think you can rewrite it like this:
    Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is the most often used."





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    Hi Veron,

    Note, however, that you altered the meaning. There is a huge (well, maybe not huge, but still big) difference between "one of the most often used" and "most often used". As I wrote, I don't want to alter the meaning of the original sentence.

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    Ok ,I see
    You can add a noun at the end like strategy or something like that

    Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is the most often used strategy(a noun that can describe imputation)."


    Or
    Among modern strategies to cope with missing data,one of the major problems faced by statisticians and commonly used by ........ is imputation





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    Re: Repetition of "one of the..."

    "Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is one of the most often used."

    Among the modern strategies used (the strategies don't cope, the user of the strategies copes) to cope with missing data, a major problem faced by statisticians, imputation is one of the most common.

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    Re: Repetition of "one of the..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Veron1 View Post
    Ok ,I see
    You can add a noun at the end like strategy or something like that
    Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is the most often used strategy(a noun that can describe imputation)."







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    Veron, still the meaning of the sentence is changed. Note again: there's a big difference in the meaning of difference between "one of the most often used strategy" and "most often used strategy". This was my point.

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    Re: Repetition of "one of the..."

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    "Among modern strategies to cope with missing data, one of major problems faced by statisticians, imputation is one of the most often used."

    Among the modern strategies used (the strategies don't cope, the user of the strategies copes) to cope with missing data, a major problem faced by statisticians, imputation is one of the most common.
    Thanks! Does this "a major problem" carry the same information as "one of the major problems"? Now that you wrote that, I can see it; before, I couldn't...

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    Re: Repetition of "one of the..."

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Thanks! Does this "a major problem" carry the same information as "one of the major problems"? Now that you wrote that, I can see it; before, I couldn't...
    From CALD: "major: more important, bigger or more serious than others of the same type". If so, "one of the major problems" does carry a different meaning from that of "a major problem", doesn't it?

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