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#1 OA17

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:33 AM

Hello!

Is this sentence grammatically correct?:

 

Virus accumulation does not positively correlate with virulence, neither in A nor in B.

 

Or should I say:

 

Virus accumulation does not positively correlate with virulence, either in A or in B.

 

Thanks!



#2 Tabaluga

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:42 AM

Virus accumulation does not correlate with virulence in either A or B - perhaps like this ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:50 AM

Great! Thanks!



#4 hobglobin

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

or.... in both A and B.

Also a suggestion of a non native speaker wink.png


Edited by hobglobin, 14 August 2013 - 08:40 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#5 Tabaluga

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:14 AM

Also a suggestion of a non native speaker wink.png

 

Right, I should've mentioned that too..


Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#6 bob1

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:50 AM

Both are fine to use, though technically I think that the first would be more correct.

 

However, Tabaluga's suggestion is more concise and well worded.

 

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