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    for, through, for the sake of, ith a view of, for the purpose of + gerund

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following sentences?

    1.This apparatus is used for recording the temperature.
    2.Equations 28 and 29 provide a means for calculating the degree of separation obtainedunder various conditions,and for clarifying the factors affecting the sharpness of separations.
    3.In the next chapter the actual procedures for reducing the errors as fr as possible are discussed.
    4.This principle was used in 1927 by Langmuir for developing an atomic hydrogen torch for high temperature welding.
    5.Catalyst poisons normally act through being very strongly adsorbed, and covering the main part of the surface.
    6.For the sake of avoiding the introduction of further terminology….
    7.They have worked for three years with a view to improving the quality of the end product.
    8.A committee has been established for the purpose of coordinating the nomenclature.
    9.They have discussed this problem with a view to elucidating controversial issues.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: for, through, for the sake of, ith a view of, for the purpose of + gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following sentences?

    1.This apparatus is used for recording the temperature.
    2.Equations 28 and 29 provide a means for calculating the degree of separation obtained under various conditions,and for clarifying the factors affecting the sharpness of separations.
    3.In the next chapter the actual procedures for reducing the errors as far as possible are discussed.
    4.This principle was used in 1927 by Langmuir for developing an atomic hydrogen torch for high temperature welding.
    5.Catalyst poisons normally act through being very strongly adsorbed, and covering the main part of the surface.
    6.For the sake of avoiding the introduction of further terminology….
    7.They have worked for three years with a view to improving the quality of the end product.
    8.A committee has been established for the purpose of coordinating the nomenclature.
    9.They have discussed this problem with a view to elucidating controversial issues.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Apart from 5. where you are sure that the chemical reaction is adsorbed in this case, then OK but check that it is not a case for absorbed. On the surface is normally adsorbed but my chemistry is somewhat forgotten.
    Then for 9. whilst elucidating meets your meaning it sounds clumsy and highbrow so I would use 'making clear the'
    which is, of course, the same.
    8. Is puzzling. A committee for doing a simple task? Names instead of nomenclature would be more normal.

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