Possible Grammar Correction Needed

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  1. Professor Thom

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    In Volume I - DC>> Electrical Safety - Ohm's Law Again! At the top of the page there is an equation for Ohm's Law. The second paragraph below that equation is the sentence I'm referring to.

    "Differing percentages of body fat give provide different resistances: just one variable affecting electrical resistance in the human body."

    It seems as though it should be either "give" or "provide" not both. I would choose provide; that seems to flow better.

    Differing percentages of body fat provide different resistances...

    Thanks, just noticed that this morning! =)
     
  2. Dave

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    See: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_3/4.html

    You are correct, although I would suggest that "give" is a better word in context ("provide" implies that there is conscious giving, which fat cannot do to resistance!)

    Thanks for the correction.

    Dave
     
  3. thingmaker3

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    Perhaps "yield" would yield a more accurate connotation.
     
  4. hgmjr

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    Another workable word would be "produce".

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  5. Dave

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    "Yield" and "produce" would probably both be better than "give" or "provide". It's Dennis' call as to which to use, although I believe "provide" is the least accurate of the bunch.

    Dave
     
  6. Mark44

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    Couldn't resist :)
     
  7. Wendy

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    Sounds like a room full of teachers to me.
     
  8. Professor Thom

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    Oh man! I can't believe I spelled grammar wrong, that's just awful.

    You're right, Dave. I didn't think of it from that perspective. "Offer" and Contribute" would be good as well. I'm new here by the way. Nice to meet you guys.
     
  9. Dave

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    At least you didn't suggest a correct to our "spelling and grammer" - the irony!

    Yes, they would be appropriate options too.

    Welcome to All About Circuits! :) Is Professor Thom a tag or are you a real professor?

    Dave
     
  10. Professor Thom

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    Haha, nah it's just a nickname. One of my friends was trying to be a wise guy a while back and I just kept using the name. I just got my Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering so sometimes I feel like I know a lot and sometimes I feel like I dont know squat. So I'm gonna go ahead and ask forgiveness ahead of time for any stupid questions that I might ask. I learned a lot but I kinda feel like I still dont understand a lot of things. But anyways, thanks for the welcome!
     
  11. Dave

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    You won't be judged for asking questions, just get stuck in! :)

    Dave
     
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