I need a preposition..!! These kind of sentences are impossible to me, -Evidence supporting facultative personality calibration is growing... is it possible to put some preposition at some place? _________ In Spanish we use a lot the prepositions, so that's explains my need to see a preposition to understand the sentence... Thank you for answering
Jun 21, 2019 3:26 PM
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Actually, your sentence includes a reduced relative clause (this is good style in English — nice and succinct). If we restore the full relative clause, the grammar will be the same as in Spanish: Evidence *that supports* facultative personality calibration is growing….
June 21, 2019
You could say: Evidence in support of facultative personality calibration is growing...
June 21, 2019
Thank you Gray for your helpful comment... I was just reading a BBC news and I remained quite surprised before that sentence... I didn't know how to catch it... Yes, I think the same, it is a very dense written style... Unless I now know that it's possible to change some words and even the grammar order
June 21, 2019
Both of Elizabeth's options are good. To add even more prepositions (and greater clarity, I think), another option would be: "There is growing evidence in support of facultative personality calibration." Neil is right, though -- there's nothing wrong with the grammar of the sentence. It's just written in a very dense style. It's correct, but rather difficult to read.
June 21, 2019
"Evidence that supports FPC is growing..." would work.
June 21, 2019
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