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    #1

    Are these sentence correct and why?

    He ranked first in the number of knockdowns in those match-ups, usually meaning where he had also the most ease.

    This country ranked fourth in the number of people deported outside of the country, usually meaning they tried to cross the borders illegally.

    This figure illustrates in which country an invention was first filed, typically meaning
    where it was also invented.

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    #2

    Re: Are these sentence correct and why?

    No - they are not correct.

    The ending clauses don't make sense with the sentences and it is not clear what they modify.


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    #3

    Re: Are these sentence correct and why?

    Are you sure? The last one comes from a scientific paper.

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    #4

    Re: Are these sentence correct and why?

    OK - now I understand the reference.

    This figure illustrates in which country an invention was first filed, typically meaning where it was also invented.


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    Re: Are these sentence correct and why?

    Are they correct?

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    #6

    Re: Are these sentence correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by confidenceman View Post
    He ranked first in the number of knockdowns in those match-ups, usually meaning where he had also the most ease.

    This country ranked fourth in the number of people deported outside of the country, usually meaning they tried to cross the borders illegally.

    This figure illustrates in which country an invention was first filed, typically meaning
    where it was also invented.

    1-He ranked first in the number of knockdowns in thise match-ups, usually meaning where he also had the most ease.

    2-This country ranked fourth in the numer of people deported, (outside of the country) usually meaning they had crossed the borders illlegally.
    Deported means being sent outside the country. You don't need to mention it twice.

    3. I think that the third sentence is correct, although unusual. Typically, if you invent something, you would file the invention patent in your home country first. However, if I were to invent something which I expect would be better received in another country, I might file the invention there first.

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    #7

    Re: Are these sentence correct and why?

    Just grammatically, here's what I think makes sense:

    He ranked first in the number of knockdowns in those match-ups, which also indicated where he had the most ease.

    This country ranked fourth in the number of people deported, usually because they tried to cross the borders illegally.

    This figure illustrates in which country an invention was first
    filed and, typically, where it was also invented.


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