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HelloI hope you all have a good day.

I have a question about the following sentence.

this is the first study to examine whether specific expertise of female members on the AC, beyond mere gender, affects ICWs.

Is it clear and grammatically correct?

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What is the AC, please?

And what are ICWs?

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this is the first study to examine whether specific expertise of female members on the Audit Committee, beyond mere gender, affects Internal Control Weaknesses.

Is it clear and grammatically correct?

This is the first study to examine whether the specific expertise of female members on the Audit Committee, beyond mere gender, affects Internal Control Weaknesses.

affects could mean increases or reduces. I suggest you say 'reduces'.

Your sentence seems to imply that the women have different expertise than the men, and that mere gender might also have some influence on ICWs. I suggest you clarify these points.


Note that your sentence has to start with a capital letter. I'm sure you know this, but you may not realize that this tiny mistake is one that will immediately make a lot of native-speaker readers think that your English is poor.

Clive

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Oh sorry I forgot to explain them. AC is Audit Committee.

ICWs is Internal Control Weaknesses, which is considered as the dependent variable.

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Thank you.

Previous studies examined the effect of the gender of audit committee members on internal control weaknesses. But this study examines the effect of the financial expertise of female members on ICWs in addition to the effect of their gender. I hope I explained it clearly.

I want to know if the sentence I wrote conveys the same meaning as my explanations.

I want to know if the sentence I wrote conveys the same meaning as my explanations. Yes

This is the first study to examine whether the financial expertise of female members of the Audit Committee, beyond mere gender, reduces Internal Control Weaknesses.

Thank you so much.

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