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The first example states that the dealer weighed only 250 g. The second example implies that Dr. Smith had the 22 An Outline of Scientific Writing ability to be in two places at once, the lecture hall and the laboratory. Finally, the third example says that oxygen collected the samples. The following two versions of a report illustrate the importance of careful sentence construction. The first version is filled with misplaced modifiers (italicized) that make the text awkward and ambiguous. These errors are corrected in the second version, which is much easier to read.

Management wanted computerized recordkeeping, which would take less time and be more reliable, and finally decided to interview some systems analysts to develop the new system. 4. Keep a consistent point of view. That is, maintain the same grammatical voice (active or passive) throughout the paragraph. Topical applications of the drug did not improve the condition. The condition improved after small doses were delivered intravenously. The first sentence is in the passive voice, in which the condition receives the action.

An adverbial modifier that modifies the entire sentence can usually be placed at either the beginning or end. As soon as my replacement arrived, I left for my sabbaticd year. I left for my sabbatical year as soon as my replacement arrived. If the modifier makes up a large portion of the sentence, it should follow the verb for better balance. As soon as my replacement arrived, I left. I left as soon as my replacement arrived. 20 An Outline of Scientific Writing With only one hand on the wheel, he drove.

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