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Hi,

Could you check the following please?

"The only study that examined the prevalence of voice disorders among university teaching faculty members, found it to be 47 out of a hundred participants."


Thanks!

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The only study that examined the prevalence of voice disorders among university teachers found they existed in 47 out of a hundred participants"

university teaching faculty members, Using so many nouns as adjectives is awkward and potentially confusing. I suggest simply university teachers.

no comma before 'found'.

found it to be Your sentence structure means that 'it' refers to 'the prevalence'. This doesn't sound quite right to me. I suggest found they existed, where they refers to voice disorders.

Clive

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Thanks for your comment. Isn't it natural to talk about "prevalence" in that sentence? I need "it" to refer to "prevalence".

"The only study that examined the prevalence of voice disorders among university teachers found it to be 47 out of a hundred participants."

"The only study that examined the prevalence of voice disorders among university teachers found it to be 47%."

Either of the two approaches above would be acceptable although they still sound a bit awkward to me.

Clive