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Yukineko



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:53 am    Post subject: Question Reply with quote

Hello teachers.
I can't understand some part of this passage gramatically. Could you help me?

"Born and his team put 15 volunteers in bed at midnight and told them they would be woken at 6 a.m. on the first morning and at 9 a.m. on the other two mornings. When the volunteers knew they would be woken at six, levels of a central stress hormone began increasing around 4:30 a.m. But those expecting to wake at nine and rudely awakened at six experienced no such increase in hormone levels."

I think "being" is omitted from the sentence as below. Am I correct?
"Those expecting to wake at nine and ( being ) rudely awakened at six experienced no such increase in hormone levels"

In that case, can I paraphrase this sentences like this?
"Those who expected to wake at nine and were rudely awakened at six experienced no such increase in hormone levels."

Thanks in advance.

Yukineko
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I like your paraphrase.
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Yukineko



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Thank you !! Reply with quote

Dear Lorikeet

Thank you for answering my question!
I really appreciate it.

Yukineko
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