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Hullo everyone,

It's great that such a website exists!

Could anyone help me answer that question?

Instead of "on the basis of", should one use "basing on" or "based on"?

Between the two following sentence, which one is put in correct English? Number 1 ou number 2?

1) Sepsis should be suspected based on repeated clinical and laboratory evaluations.
2) Sepsis should be suspected, basing on repeated clinical and laboratory evaluations.

Could anyone help me understand the difference between "based on" and "basing on"?

Thanks so much!

Bye!

Alain Brouillard
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To better understand the sentences you can lengthen them to see the difference.

1. Sepsis should be suspected that is based on repeated clinical and laboratory evaluations.

2. ,Sepsis should be suspected and Sepsis is basing on repeated clinical and laboratory evaluations.

Here we can see the 1. is correctEmotion: smile as Sepsis is not a person doing the repeated clinical and laboratory evalutions Emotion: stick out tongue
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'Basing on' sounds to me really unnatural, as I've never heard it nor used it myself. 'Based on' is the natural structure to use in this case.

Perhaps instead of 'basing on' you could use 'counting on', though I'm not sure this is as formal-sounding as 'based on'.
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Thank you very much for your answer!
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Thanks, too!

Yet a "counter-example", found in the literature from the British National Cancer Institute: "QL was evaluated basing on a specific questionnaire completed by...".

And even Americans write: "New section of national road T2 was digitized basing on a road corridor scheme on paper created by State Road Agency" or "...administrative costs were funded basing on an 85/15 formula".

Whom should I trust?????????

Thanks in advance for a little ligthing......;;;;))))))))))

Alain Brouillard
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" QL was evaluated basing on a specific questionnaire completed by...".

The sentence is supposed to be ' QL was evaluated, which was based on a specific questionnaire completed by ... "

which as a relative pronoun to represent the whole clause in front " QL was evaluated ".

So " QL was evaluated based on a specific questionnaire complete by ... " is not wrong though with ' which was ' omitted.

I don't know if ' basing on' can be used to substitute ' which was based on ' anyway Emotion: stick out tongueEmotion: stick out tongue