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    Question followed by

    "The group A exhibited the least grain yield (12.2) followed by group C (13.3). "

    I don't like this sentence. This "followed by" does not seem to suit there; how could I paraphrase this without changing the meaning and keeping these values in brackets?

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    Re: followed by

    It's English, though.

    Group A exhibited the least grain yield (12.2) followed by group C (13.3) [which exhibited the second-lowest grain yield].

    Group A = lowest yield
    Group B = second-lowest yield

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    Re: followed by

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    It's English, though.

    Group A exhibited the least grain yield (12.2) followed by group C (13.3) [which exhibited the second-lowest grain yield].

    Group A = lowest yield
    Group B = second-lowest yield
    Oh, yes, indeed.
    So it's fine (this "the least"... what a shame )

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    Why is it a shame?

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    Why is it a shame?
    First, I should have known that; second, I did know that and how these words are used; third, I didn't notice it in the piece I am just revising; and fourth, it's high time to stop making easy mistakes.

    So, it was a shame for me.

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    Don't be so hard on yourself. First, you're only human--to err is human; second, it's only a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Don't be so hard on yourself. First, you're only human--to err is human; second, it's only a word.
    First, I'm just joking, and second, a little more seriously, without being hard for myself I would spend time on many various things, such as sleeping, sleeping, doing nothing, sleeping, but not necessarily on learning.

    And it's just a word? You know that the words are what builds this world?!

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