The following sentences illustrate some typical problems encountered in scientific writing that are covered in the scientific writing class. Each sentence has a problem. Can you guess what it is? After reviewing a sentence, click on the check mark to its right for an analysis of the problem.

Sentence 1

Having worked at Pfizer, I knew Dr. Smith was familiar with the company.

Sentence 2

These products suggest that systemically administered CP-89,470 may be capable of attentuating the production of lipoxygenase products in the liver, which may play a central role in the pathophysiology of hepatitis.

Sentence 3

The academic centers participating in the research are the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.



Sentence 4

The introduction of standardization for the institution of multi-drug therapy for chronic suppression and possible eradication of HIV is imminent.

Sentence 5

The use of protease inhibitors for treating HIV-infected persons is recommended for diminishing viral load, for increasing T cell numbers and function, and for the prevention of disease progression.



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