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Topic: on the rise
Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:49:41 PM
The number of IELTS test takers is on the rise.

Is the above natural English?
Topic: is are
Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:09:32 AM
That's mind-boggling because that sentence has been written by a native speaker in an academic paper published by a prestigious journal. Such papers are ordinarily peer-reviewed. Worse is that it is in the abstract of the paper, which is read the most.

https://benjamins.com/catalog/itl.19021.pea

Topic: impact vs impact on
Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:07:21 AM
"This may be due to complexities involved in devising methodological approaches that account for the plethora of
variables which impact on academic achievement, outlined in the earlier framework, or perhaps owing to perceptions that research outcomes do not appear to impact on how the IELTS test is utilised at the institutions being investigated, even
if the stated aim was to examine the appropriacy of admissions requirements."

Source: https://benjamins.com/catalog/itl.19021.pea

I have seen both 'impact something' and 'impact on something'. Is it just personal preference to use which one or does the context determine?

Topic: is are
Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:14:38 AM
One reason for this are/is variations in research design, notably in how researchers collect, analyse, and interpret
data, and report their findings.

Which one is correct?
Topic: for/to
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021 5:11:43 PM
Are both the follwoing correct?

However, water fasting is useful to lose/for losing weight and has benefits for health.
Topic: singular vs plural-adjective clause
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021 5:08:36 PM
Thank you very much for the thorough answer, thar.

But I don't understand why Foundit used the singular form in his proofreading of my paragraph in the following paragraph.

Could it be a different interpretation of the correct antecedent, or an American vs British English issue?

https://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst208344_Paragraph.aspx

Or is it simply a typo?
Topic: the
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021 4:58:11 PM
1) The first time will feel tiring, but not terrible.

2) First time will feel tiring, but not terrible.

I think only the first one is correct, right?
Topic: singular vs plural-adjective clause
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021 4:23:42 PM
Hi

One major member in this organ system is the lungs, which permits the absorption of oxygen from the air.
One major member in this organ system is the lungs, which permit the absorption of oxygen from the air.

Are both the above correct?
Topic: wrong v wrongly
Posted: Monday, May 10, 2021 3:32:50 PM
He answered the third question wrong/ly.

Which one is correct?
Topic: singular
Posted: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:17:09 AM
So, only the following would be correct, right?

Several parts make up an organ system, which/that performs a special job.
Several parts make up an organ system which/that performs a special job.

I'm not sure the relative clause is an identifying one or not.