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  • Practice through exercise – Exercise 3 –“incorrect” words
  • Consider this set of words: wrong, incorrect, inaccurate, untrue, misleading, inappropriate, imprecise. Fill in the following table with either ‘Strong’, ‘Weak’, or just leave the cell blank depending on the connotation you feel the word gives. Compare your answers to the table below, which is completed by a native speaker of English: In the following paragraph, choose the most suitable word for each gap and fill in the gaps. Similar words for this paragraph: untrue, wrong, misleading. “The over-simplified statement you made in the article is ______...
  • What’s wrong with “the present study”?
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Uni-edit English Editors are accustomed to seeing the self-referential phrase “the present study”, which an author uses in a paper to refer to itself or accompanying research. It’s not a particularly technical term, nor is it subject-specific: it appears in the natural sciences and social sciences with equal frequency. Most Asian languages have a word with exactly this meaning: for example, 本研究 in both Chinese (běn yánjiū) and Japanese (hon-kenkyuu), so it’s easy for non-native speakers of English to translate directly from...