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    Is there anything wrong with this sentence? It seems odd.

    I came across this sentence on oldandsold.com. It's an article about dog distemper. Is there a problem here? I think there is a problem here; "as both are infectious infantile disorders transmitted through, similar channels, ...". Is it perfectly fine? Does anyone know where my confusion is? Thanks!

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    The disease has been compared to typhoid fever in man, but really resembles measles, as both are infectious infantile disorders transmitted through, similar channels, and one attack successfully overcome renders immunity from a second.

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    Re: Is there anything wrong with this sentence? It seems odd.

    Quote Originally Posted by thedestiney88 View Post
    I came across this sentence on oldandsold.com. It's an article about dog distemper. Is there a problem here? I think there is a problem here; "as both are infectious infantile disorders transmitted through, similar channels, ...". Is it perfectly fine? Does anyone know where my confusion is? Thanks!

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    The disease has been compared to typhoid fever in man, but really resembles measles, as both are infectious infantile disorders transmitted through, similar channels, and one attack successfully overcome renders immunity from a second.

    "...disorders transmitted through, similar channels,..."

    There should not be a comma after 'through'.

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    Re: Is there anything wrong with this sentence? It seems odd.

    ....and parenthetic commas are almost begging to be put in around "successfully overcome":

    ... one attack, successfully overcome, renders....


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    Re: Is there anything wrong with this sentence? It seems odd.

    Oh, right! I thought it was a comma problem. Thanks to both of you!

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    Re: Is there anything wrong with this sentence? It seems odd.

    No problem.

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    Re: Is there anything wrong with this sentence? It seems odd.

    You are welcome.

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