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    Arrow position of "Both"

    Hi guys,

    I would like to know which is the right position for the word BOTH in this sentence:

    "Bad results are typically affected by both systematic and random causes"

    or

    "Bad results are typically affected both by systematic and random causes"

    One more thing: in a formal essay should I say

    "as will be shown later in this paper" or "as will be shown LATER ON in this paper"?



    Thanks

    Patrizio



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    Re: position of "Both"

    "Bad results are typically affected by both systematic and random causes"

    The adverbial phrase is ' affected by (something)'.
    In this case, it is not just one thing which is affected - it is being affected by two things
    - by both sytematic....

    Get it?

    To answer youur second question, I would need to know what it is you will be 'showing' later in the paper.
    Last edited by David L.; 24-Mar-2008 at 08:36.

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    Re: position of "Both"

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    To answer youur second question, I would need to know what it is you will be 'showing' later in the paper.

    "as will be shown later/later on in this paper, Easter is always on Sunday"

    I will discuss more in detail that Easter in on Sunday :)

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    Re: position of "Both"

    Are you sure you mean you will show it is on a Sunday, or why Easter is a movable feast?
    At the First Council of Nicaea in 325 it was decided that all Christians would celebrate Easter on the same day, which would be a Sunday. It is probable that no method of determining the date was specified by the Council.
    this is now determined as between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

    To answer you question specifically, it would be 'later in this paper'. Compare:
    "Welcome to our May Day Celebrations. Later on today, we will have a presentation of dancing round the May Pole; but now, our band is going to play The Lark Ascending."
    Last edited by David L.; 24-Mar-2008 at 09:38.

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    Re: position of "Both"

    Thanks a lot ..and sorry for my misleading post.
    I wrote about Easter just to make an example..... actually in my paper I'm talking about electronic devices..

    Anyway your post is proof that not only does this forum help with grammar, but also with other issues!

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