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    can 'while' be omitted

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask if "while" can be omitted in the following sentence:

    While carrying out the research, the following information was identified.

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    Re: can 'while' be omitted

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask if "while" can be omitted in the following sentence:

    While carrying out the research, the following information was identified.
    yes.

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    Re: can 'while' be omitted

    Quote Originally Posted by marinkovic View Post
    yes.
    Thank you very much, marinkovic.

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    Re: can 'while' be omitted

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask if "while" can be omitted in the following sentence:

    While carrying out the research, the following information was identified.
    Look, KLPNO - the sentence itself doesn't read well, I'm afraid. It's a perfect example of the so-called dangling participle - in your sentence the following information was actually carrying out the research
    Change the sentence into something like this:
    While I was carrying the research, the following information was identified.
    or
    While carrying the research, I identified the following information.
    And then you can omit the conjunction while:
    Carrying the research, I identified the following information.

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    Re: can 'while' be omitted

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Look, KLPNO - the sentence itself doesn't read well, I'm afraid. It's a perfect example of the so-called dangling participle - in your sentence the following information was actually carrying out the research
    Change the sentence into something like this:
    While I was carrying the research, the following information was identified.
    or
    While carrying the research, I identified the following information.
    And then you can omit the conjunction while:
    Carrying the research, I identified the following information.
    Valuable remark. Thank you very much, engee30.

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