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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 1:43:15 PM
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People who suffer strokes on the left side of the brain usually lose their power of speech.

I have transformed the above sentence as shown below, using 'If' as the first word of the sentence.

If people suffer strokes on the left side of the brain, they usually lose their power of speech.

May I know if it has been correctly done?

Thanks.
thar
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 2:46:42 PM

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Yes, I think that is OK.
The context could change some of the meaning, but would do so equally for the original and your transformed sentence.

But.....

it feels a little ambiguous - only if people suffer multiple strokes? Is it still true if you only have one stroke?

Even though the original sentence has exactly the same problem, somehow it feels more emphasised when you make it a conditional.

I would prefer to make it clear:

A person who suffers a stroke on the left side of the brain usually loses their.....

If a person suffers a stroke on the left side of the brain they usually lose their....


Think


renee talley 1
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 7:39:59 PM
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A complete over haul of arrangement of words in sentence. Changes significant of menaning what you're trying to communicate to another.Whistle Dancing Speak to the hand Applause
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